REALITY

Philosophically, reality is that whice genuinely exists as opposed to those things that only appear or seem to exist.

REASONING TEST

A test to evaluate either inductive, deductive or a combination of both in thinking. One example would be the use of number series.

RECEIVING HOSPITAL

The facility specially equipped and staffed to accept new patients requiring initial diagnosis or treatment.

RECIDIVISM RATE

The rate at which criminal or delinquent behavior is repeated. The rate is sometimes used to judge the effectiveness of intervention strategies.

RECOGNITION BY COMPONENTS THEORY (RBC THEORY)

Proposed by U.S. psychologist Irving Biederman, a theory that states perception of objects can be accomplished by breaking them down into three dimensional elements...

RECORDER

A task role in group psychology.

RECURRENT DREAM

A dream that repeats on a regular basis.

REDUCTIONISM

A means of identifying a particular phenomenon by declaring that, once adequately comprehended, it can be demonstrated to be a different phenomenon, wherein the...

REFERENT

Linguistic expression which refers to a person or thing in the physical world. Something referred to; object of reference.

REFLEX ARC

Neural circuit activated in a reflex response. See also: disynaptic arc, monosynaptic arc, polysynaptic arc.

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