BEHAVIORAL CRITERION

n. the distinct behavior which must consistently exist in an individual in order for a diagnosis to be accurately made. Thus, actual, observable data...

BELIEF PERSEVERANCE

n. a psychological phenomenon in which there is a tendency to persist with one's held beliefs despite the fact that the information is inaccurate...

BODY IMAGE

n. a mental picture which one forms of the body as a whole. This covers both the physical characteristics and functional aspects (body percept)...

CATATONIA

n. a state of fixed or bizarre posture and muscular rigidity. Otherwise, it may be accompanied by motor disturbances such overactivity and catalepsy. The...

CONCEPT

noun. 1. a concept that symbolizes a category of items or occurrences or their traits. 2. with regard to conditioning, a category of stimulants...

CONFRONTATION

an assertion or aggressive difference. 2. the activity involved in openly confronting, or being motivated or mandated to confront, a perplexing circumstance, recognition, incongruity,...

CONTINGENCY CONTRACT

a collectively agreed-upon account between an educator and pupil, a mother or father and kid, or a patient and therapy professional concerning the development...

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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