SPURIOUS CORRELATION

the situation where variables are correlated through their common relationship with one or more other variables but not through a causal mechanism. Have a...

MIND-BODY PROBLEM

is the inability to accounting for a relationship between the mental and physical processes in the body. Solutions to the mind-body problem typically fall...

SUSCEPTIBILITY

1. The vulnerability or increased likelihood of being affected by a disease or illness. 2. The capacity to feel deep emotional arousal. It is...

SINGLE BLIND

an experiment procedure where the people involved don't know of the treatment, manipulation or type drug administered. Compare double blind; triple blind. You can...

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY

n. the capacity and degree to which human behavior can be altered by environmental factors such as learning and social experience. In theory, a...

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

Identifying 2 distict disoreders present at the same time. See comorbidity.

SURFACE TRAITS

sum of 35 individual traits that can be directly observed from the patient's conduct. These traits are consistent with not so apparent personality qualities....

PSYCHOPHYSICAL FUNCTION

Also known as psychometric function, psychophysical function is the mathematical relationship comparing the strength of a stimulus and the strength of the experience to...

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...

FIELD EXPERIMENT

an experiment that is not conducted inside a laboratory but is done outside in the real world setting. Participants are exposed to different levels...

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