RESPONSE COMPETITION

Hindrance of choice response tasks by extraneous stimuli, resulting in production of a response which slows reaction time in attaining the correct response.

RESPONSE TOPOGRAPHY

Physical attributes of a given response; may be force, duration, location, or extent. See also: topography of response.

RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Any surroundings or natural setting which assists in rejuvenation or recovery from tension or chronic fatigue.

RETICULAR FORMATION

Comprehensive network of connections containing nerve cell bodies and fibers in the brain stem. Originating in the medulla oblogata and extending into the midbrain,...

RETINAL SIZE

Measurement of retinal images which attenuates proportionally according to the distance from the object to the eye.

RETROGRADE EJACULATION

Semen directed into the bladder, opposite the direction it is intended. Semen is excreted from the bladder at a later time.

REVERSAL DESIGN

Exploratory arrangement which tries to contravene confusing impressions of continuity, classification, and analysis in Latin squares by fluctuating baseline limitations with treatment conditions.

REVIA

Trade name of naltrexone, an endorphin and narcotic antagonist.

RHETORICAL-QUESTION MESSAGE

Influential communication which contains rhetorical questions to encourage closer study of that communication. See also: message factors.

RICH INTERPRETATION

Method of studying the language of young children which goes beyond the bounds of the literal sense of words employed, and tries to allow...

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