REJECTING-NEGLECTING PARENTING

Parenting style wherein the parent does not encourage emotional dependency and fails to improve their child's surroundings. Compare with: authoritarian, authoritative, or permissive parenting.

RATIONAL SOUL

The rational soul is a term used by Greek philosopher Aristotle. It described the human soul. A rational soul has the capacity for rational...

ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F)

A projective test which assesses patterns of reaction to typical stress situations.It is an all-too-obvious fact that frustrating experiences are a common feature of...

REMINISCENCE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

A theory propounded by Greek philosopher Plato (circa 429-347 BCE) which states that all knowledge must originate in a hypothetical existence before birth, wherein...

RATIONAL LEARNING

Learning through clear understanding of the material and understanding the relationship between the components of the material

READINESS

The degree of preparedness to act or respond to a particular stimulus. 2. The level of preparation for a given task sufficient to result...

RESPONSE

Any clearly defined, measurable physical reaction to a stimulus.

RELATIONSHIP ROLE

Identifiable role taken on by a member of a group in order to achieve interpersonal harmony within the group. Also known as: socioemotional role,...

RAPPROCHEMENT

A state of cordial relations between individuals or groups. 2. In the theory put forth by Austrian child psychoanalyst Margaret Mahler, the point in...

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...

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