ROOTWORK

Ethnic or folk faith structure, widespread in the southern part of the United States, along with the Caribbean; which blames sickness on witchery, hexes,...

REALITY PRINCIPLE

The reality principle is a theory in psychoanalysis that defines it as representing the demands of the external world and requiring an individual to...

REPERTOIRE

Entire range of skills and behaviors that may be exhibited by humans or animals. Generally, a behavior that has been learned; quantified by studying...

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...

REACTION TIME (Response Latency)

The time between the onset of a stimulus and the start of an overt response.Reaction time, or RT, is a measurement of the speed...

ROLE PLAYING (Sociodrama)

A technique of human relations training and psychotherapy in which the individual acts out social roles of other people, or tries out new roles...

RATIONAL LEARNING

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

RESEARCH

Scientific or scholarly inquiry by which efforts are made to discover and confirm facts, or to allow investigation of a particular topic.

READINESS TEST

A testing technique with the intent of predicting how well an individual is prepared to benefit from instruction in a particular field, i.e. reading...

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...

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