READINESS

The degree of preparedness to act or respond to a particular stimulus. 2. The level of preparation for a given task sufficient to result...

RESEARCH

Scientific or scholarly inquiry by which efforts are made to discover and confirm facts, or to allow investigation of a particular topic.

ROTE REHEARSAL

Saying material repeatedly to oneself as a method of committing it to mind, especially with regard to a telephone number, crucial details for an...

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.

ROLE PLAYING (Sociodrama)

A technique of human relations training and psychotherapy in which the individual acts out social roles of other people, or tries out new roles...

REFRAMING

Developing a new conceptual or emotional outlook relating to situations experienced, and putting it into another frame which follows the facts or evidence equally...

REPRESENTATIONAL THOUGHT

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

READABILITY RESEARCH

The analysis or measurement of written material in terms of level of difficulty or other characteristics such as human interest The major object of...

RISK FACTOR

Any behavioral, hereditary, environmental, or other consideration which increases the likelihood of developing a disease or disorder, or becoming involved in dangerous situations.

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...

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