DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

A facility able to evaluate a person's condition.

BEHAVIORAL BASELINE

n. a state of behavior which is steady in form and frequency. As a constant, it serves as a standard against which to compare...

SELF-FOCUS

1. An ability a person has to direct conscious attention on themselves, thoughts, desires and emotions. 2. A person's ability to analyse and evaluate...

MOTIVATION

is an umbrella term which can be used to describe a wide number of terms or ideals. One such is the ideal that motivation...

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...

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

The reassurance, encouragement and understanding we give or receive to a person.

BEHAVIOR PATTERN

n. a recurrence of two or more responses which occur in a prescribed arrangement or order. These patterns of behavior develop through operant conditioning....

BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR

n. any particular behavior or behavior pattern which strongly yet adversely affects health. It increases the chances of developing a disease, disability, or syndrome....

STEREOTYPE

a set of generalisations about a group of people or a social category. It may correct or incorrect. Mostly, these statements are exaggerated. See...

FUNCTIONALISM

a general psychological approach that views mental life and behavior in terms of active adaptation to environmental challenges and opportunities. Developed at Chicago university...

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