RATIONAL-ECONOMIC MAN

A construct of Adam Smith, an 18th century economist. The rational-economic man makes decisions based on rational analysis of desired outcomes and acts...

REACH ENVELOPE

The area that an operator of a machine or tool can reach while sitting or standing during the task. It is an ergonomic concept...

REACTIVE MEASURE

Any measure with the action of altering a response under examination. For instance, if a subject is aware of clinical observation, their reactions may...

READING RETARDATION

Defined as having a reading achievement at least 2 years below the individual's mental age.

REALITY CONFRONTATION

An act on behalf of the therapist in which the client is asked to consider the possibilty that he or she has miscontrued an...

REASSURANCE

A supportive approach in counseling. It encourages clients to believe in themselves and in the real possibility of improvement. It is common in many...

RECENCY ERROR

An error in appraising an applicant in an interview.

RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM

A type of helping behavior that is perpetuated when one individual helps another at some future time the second individual returns to kindness either...

RECOGNITION METHOD

Also referred to as recognition test, a method of assessing the quantity of material recollected by examining a subject

RECOVERY

The interval wherein a subject displays steady improvement with regard to quantifiable rebound of capabilities and dexterity following severe health issues or trauma.

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