ROLE DIFFERENTIATION

In communities or various other social models, the steady rise in the quantity of tasks and decline in the range of those tasks which...

RATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

An approach in psychology emphasizing philosophy, deductive reasoning and logic as insightful sources into the underlying principles of the mind.

RETENTION

Endurance of behaviors which have been learned or acquired when the behavior is not being utilized; signified by being able to recall, relearn, recognize,...

READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia)

A general term applying to all cases in which a child’s reading skill is one or more years behind his intellectual development.Children with reading...

REACTANCE THEORY

The theory describing a motivational state consisting of distress, anxiety and desire to restore freedoms taken away when an individual responds to a perceived...

REFLEXIVE BEHAVIOR

Involuntary or unconscious reactions to stimuli which can serve as an avenue for Pavlovian response and conditioning. Compare to: planned behavior; voluntary behavior.

REGRESSION

The unconscious defense mechanism of reverting to immature behavior.When threatened with external problems or internal conflicts which they cannot cope with, some individuals return...

REPRESENTATIONAL THOUGHT

Mental cognizance which relies on the use of symbols, including language, images, and other symbology.

RELATIONAL RESEARCH

Ascertaining the potency of a relationship in relation to two or more variables.

RE-EDUCATION

A form or stage of psychologial treatment in which the patient is taught—or, better, given an opportunity to learn for himself—more effective ways of...

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