REPRODUCTION THEORY

Theory centering on educational systems which posits that those systems reinforce the social and economic discords and structures of the society wherein they are...

REMINISCENCE

Act of recalling past experiences or events. In psychology, the ability to better perform a task after a period of time has lapsed from...

RECURRENT DREAM

A dream that repeats on a regular basis.

RED NUCLEUS

Structure in the rostral midbrain, a subcortical center of the extrapyramidal motor system. Receives information from the cerebellum and is the origin point...

REFRACTIVE INDEX

An appraisal of the amount a wavelength bends as it passes from one transparent medium to the next. An indication of the speed...

RANGE

Statistically, a measure of dispersion arrived at by subtracting the lowest score from the highest score in a distribution.

REASON 1

Consecutive thought on the part of an individual, as in thinking a problem through. 2. Philosophically, the intellect as a source of...

REACTIVE DEPRESSION

A major depressive episode brought on by an apparent event or situation such as the loss of a job or a relationship. The...

RESEARCH DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA (RDC)

A collection of psychiatric diagnostic criteria originally published in the 1970s. These criteria allowed a diagnosis to be homogenous within psychiatric research.

RANDOM ACTIVITY

behavior with little or no apparent goal, but could have intrinsic purpose

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