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...

REPETITION EFFECT

Material which is presented in a repetitive way tends to be better understood, leading to improved memory of the material. See also: distributed practice;...

REPRESENTATIVE DESIGN

Experimental arrangement wherein background variable are deliberately uncontrolled, making research results more valid in the real world. See also: ecological validity; mundane realism.

REPRODUCTIVE IMAGINATION

Activity in which the imagination is utilized to reproduce objects and images which have been encountered previously.

RESERVED

Distant; emotionally controlled to the point of being perceived as uncaring. Applies especially to social behavior.

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

A measure of the momentum of behavioral change.

RESPITE SERVICES

Assistance and supervision, as well as recreational or social activities furnished during a limited time frame for an individual who cannot take proper care...

RESPONSE MAINTENANCE

After completion of an intervention, the duration for which changes are preserved and the extent of that maintenance.

REST PERIOD

Small period of time, often seen as a reward, in which an activity is suspended for the purpose of resting or refreshment.

RESTRICTION OF RANGE

Imposition of conditions by a researcher which limit the whole range of scores having been collected to a very constrained fraction of the total...

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