RANDOM OBSERVATION

An observation lacking planned execution. An observation without control or deliberation and not part of a schedule.

RESEARCH REGISTER

Database, containing both completed and in-progress research studies, on a specific subject, which share a common design and funding source.

RHINOLALIA

Nasal quality of the voice, usually resulting from a malformation or disease of the nasal passages.

RECRUITMENT

In regard to neurophysiology, a rise in the quantity of neurons that react when a stimulus is sustained or amplified in potency. Regarding...

REICHIAN ANALYSIS

System of thought championed by Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) in which orgastic potency was the main benchmark of mental health; very controversial and since discredited,...

RATIO STRAIN

Ratio strain occurs on a subject when long intervals of time are scheduled between reinforcements.

REFLECTANCE

Measure of reflection commensurate with the ratio of a reflected luminous flux to an incidental luminous flux.

REALITY AWARENESS

The perception that there exists objects outside and different from oneself, and different from each other.

RISK TOLERANCE

Extent to which a person is amenable to being endangered in pursuit of a goal or task completion. Amount of fiscal loss to...

RIGIDITY

Quality or state of being stiff or inflexible, especially with regard to muscles. An aspect of an individual's personality which makes them resistant to...

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