RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM (RAS)

Portion of the reticular formation, believed to play a major role in regulating arousal, alertness, and sleep-wake cycles.

VALUE-EXPRESSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

the role one's outlook can play in the demonstration of core values. An individual may take on a positive outlook toward a religious figure...

PROMPTING

A term used in psychotherapy, prompting is using suggestion or hints by the therapist to encourage discussion by the client of certain issues. Prompting...

CONCENTRATIVE MEDITATION

a kind of meditation that concentrates on a sole stimulant- a certain visual- a certain noise, mantra, term, etc.- a certain though.

FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

1. Assessment to identify circumstances and consequences associated with a certain behaviour. Defined in measurable terms. Used to design treatments and interventions. 2. Any...

RESEARCH QUESTION

Methodological point of departure for scholarly research in either the natural sciences or the humanities.

ATYPICAL

differing from the norm in some manner - being unusual, unrepresentative, or uncharacteristic in some way.

PRESCRIPTION PRIVILEGE

the legal privilege to prescribe drugs and other medicines required for the remediation of medical or cognitive health troubles.

DIVERGENT THINKING

Thinking that formulates new solutions to problems. Compare convergent thinking.

RELATIVE DEPRIVATION

A feeling of deprivation occurring when one compares themselves to another, regardless of objective reality. Se also: social comparison theory.

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