REPERTOIRE

Entire range of skills and behaviors that may be exhibited by humans or animals. Generally, a behavior that has been learned; quantified by studying...

REPRESENTATIONAL SKILLS

Mental skills associated with comprehending surroundings in terms of mental representations.

REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR

Any activity which leads to procreation of new individuals from parent organisms. Several components comprise reproductive behavior, including courtship rituals, mate selection, copulation,...

RESEARCH REGISTER

Database, containing both completed and in-progress research studies, on a specific subject, which share a common design and funding source.

RESILIENCE

The ability to adapt or rebound quickly from change, illness, or bad fortune. Also known as: psychic resilience; psychological resilience. See also: coping behavior;...

RESPIRATORY DISORDER

Any illness or malfunction affecting the respiratory system. See also: asthma; hyperventilation; pseudoasthma.

RESPONSE DEPRIVATION

A method to identify reinforcers in operant conditioning, prior to demonstration of efficacy.

RESPONSE-BY-ANALOGY PRINCIPLE

Abstract principle which posits that any organism in unfamiliar situations will respond in an analogous manner to earlier responses in situations which were similar,...

RESTRAINT

Capacity to impede harmful or objectionable behaviors. Applying discipline measures to arrest violence in patients seeking to harm themselves or others.

RETIFISM

Sexual fetish whereby arousal is achieved through the contact or masturbation with a foot or footwear.

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