GOAL DIFFICULTY

the term that is used to describe the degree of ability, effort and time commitment needed to achieve a certain goal.

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

ACTIVE LISTENING

a psychotherapeutic approach that occurs when the professional listens to a patient meticulously and diligently, inquiring as required, in an effort to completely comprehend...

INVENTORY

In form of a question, it describes a behaviour and the studying or it, interests and attitudes, it is a list of items.

ETIOLOGY

1. Cause and progression of a disease. 2. Science dealing with the causes of physical and mental disorders.

BASIC REST-ACTIVITY CYCLE (BRAC)

A cyclic process alternating between activity and non-activity, otherwise known as rest. A practical example being sleep and walking.

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

Social, cultural and environmental influences that affect an individual's or group's mental health and behavior. These may include social situations, relationships, health care and...

FREUD, SIGMUND

He pioneered psychoanalysis after studying neurology and turning to mental disorders like hysteria. He developed a method of free association leading to recognition of...

BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT

n. a metabolic defect which contibutes to the onset of a neurological or psychiatric condition. This defect may either be inherited or congenital. In...

SITUATIONAL ATTRIBUTION

1. Attribution theory. The attributes of your behaviour to the external or circumstantial causes. 2. The ascription of an event to causes outside the...

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