RATIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

A therapeutic approach developed primarily by Albert Ellis, based on the view that emotional difficulties are due to faulty, illogical attitudes which can be...

RACE NORMING

A practice in personnel selection where a different cut-off score is assigned to an applicant depending on their race. It is an illegal...

RADICAL EMPIRICISM

A position in psychology supported by William James early in the 2oth century. The basics of which are that no particular school of...

RAMUS

Any of the large branches of a spinal nerve emerging from the spine. These are responsible for distributing motor and sensory nerve fibers...

RANDOM-DOT STEREOGRAM

A stereogram composed of two images, each containing black and with dots (sometimes squares). A large proportion of the dots are identical in...

RANGE OF MOTION (ROM)

The degree of motion a joint can't achieve without damage. For example the degree to which a person can move his arm backward....

RAT MAN

Described by Freud in "Notes upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis", the rat man was the name applied to his patient, a 30 year...

RATIONAL

1. Having to do with higher thought processes. 2. Based on or agreeing with accepted principles of reasoning. 3. Influenced by reasoning rather than...

RAVEN'S PROGRESSIVE MATRICES

A nonverbal test consisting of abstract designs, each missing one part. The participant chooses what they believe to be the best part to finish...

REACTION-TIME APPARATUS

Any reaction time measuring instrument.

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