VALIDATION

noun. the procedure involved in identifying the correctness of a tool in gauging what it is made to gauge.

UNIVERSALITY

1. the propensity to presume that one's personal traits and personality features, inclusive of outlooks and morals, are shared in the main social group...

ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR

aggressive, impulsive, and often violent actions that violate protective rules, conventions, and codes of a society - for example, laws. Compare also pro-social behavior.

AVERSION THERAPY

refers to a form of behavior therapy in which the client is conditioned to cease an undesirable behavior by associating it with noxious or...

SCREENING

Preliminary assessment of a client to ascertain his or her fitness for health related or psychiatric therapy in general, a particular treatment strategy, or...

DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Technique used in psychotherapy focusing on underlying motivational or defensive factors determining behaviour an dadjustment. See depth therapy.

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. the science which integrates that area of overlap between biology and psychology. It studies the reciprocal relationship between the underlying physiological events which...

ECLECTICISM

The approach that takes formulas and techniques from different theories to use an integrated approach.

SELF-CONTROL

a person's ability to control emotions and behaviour and to limit our impulses. See self- discipline; self-regulation; self-controlled. Having this ability enables a person...

EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING

Coping strategy focusing on regulating negative emotional reactions to a stressor. See secondary coping. Compare problem focused coping.

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