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...

RACHISCHISIS

A birth defect in which a fissure appears in the spinal column. Think spina bifida.

RADICAL PSYCHIATRY

A theory in psychiatry that proposes a client's psychological problems are the result of being victimized by social, economic and political systems in which...

RANDOM

Opposite of ordered; without predictability

RANDOM-INTERVAL SCHEDULE (RI SCHEDULE)

A schedule dealing with reinforcement in which the duration of the interval varies randomly from reinforcement to reinforcement.

RANK ORDER CORRELATION

A measure of degrees of relationships amongst two variables. The variables must have been placed in ranks.

RATE LAW

Reflecting the strength of a stimuli by the firing rate of the nerve impulses it elicits.

RATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge gained through reason or acquired by logical argument

RAW SCORE

The original score from a test before conversion to other units of measurement.

REACTIVE

Responsive to a geiven stimuli or situation..2. Describing emotions associated with an espisode. The emotions are secondary to the actual event and could be...

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