REINFORCER

When occurring in a dependent relationship, contingency, or response, a stimulus or condition which effectively brings about reinforcement to a particular response.

RELIABILITY OF COMPOSITES

Reliability of the various components of a test or measurement device. See also: composite reliability.

RIGHT TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT

Procedural standing or moral position that individuals with a handicap or malady possess the legal, social, or ethical entitlement to obtain treatments to minimize...

RIBOT'S LAW 1

Theory which states that the newest memories are the most susceptible to interruption from brain damage.

RAPE COUNSELING

Professional guidance and support for victims rape and sexual assault. Counseling addresses the trauma of the event and is designed to not only...

RESPONSE RATE

Measure of the amount of responses which take place during a particular time period. Also known as: response frequency.

RITUAL AHUSE

Defined as systematic sexual, physical, and psychological abuse which is carried out over a long period of time, usually against a child. Involving...

RBC THEORY

Abbreviation for "Recognition By Components Theory"

RABBIT-DUCK FIGURE

An animal figure, that depending on perspective, could either look like a duck or a rabbit. The figure appears as a duck or...

RAMUS

Any of the large branches of a spinal nerve emerging from the spine. These are responsible for distributing motor and sensory nerve fibers...

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