WORD SALAD

an extreme type of thought disorder, shown in seriously disordered and virtually unintelligible talking or penmanship, marked by serious loosening of correlations quite suggestive...

FAMILY THERAPY

involves the whole family becoming involved in the counselling process, instead of focussed efforts looking at a single individual, indeed, counsellors will attempt to...

SOCIAL LOAFING

where a person reduces their effort when working in a social situation. Compare social facilitation. See social interference.

MASLACH BURNOUT INVENTORY (MBI)

a theoretical method for determining the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and the level of reduced personal accomplishment. There are 22 statements looking at the participants...

VARIABLE STIMULUS

any one of a group of experimental stimulants which are to be compared to a constant stimulant, step-by-step.

AFFECTIVE LABILITY

sentimental imbalance- which quickly swings in regard to it's sentimental declaration. Common in bipolar disorder, senile dementia, and more. Commonly referred to as labile...

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH

Any research based on random experiments to draw a causal inference.

PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH

The emphasis on social and cultural influences in psychological theory, research and practices.

NEGATIVE-STATE-RELIEF MODEL

is the theory that helping behaviour is used during times of stress and anxiety to avoid negative moods.

DIRECT COPING

The active and focused confrontation and management of a tressful situation.

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