LEARNING

the process through which we acquire new information or build on information previously learnt.

SOCIAL SUPPORT

The providing of assistance or comfort to other people to help them cope with a variety of problems. Support comes from interpersonal relationships, family...

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...

STRESS

Is the state which is seen in response to internal or external stressors. Every system of the body responds to stress in varying ways....

LIFE EVENTS

events which occur during the life cycle which can either be age related in which case involve events such as retirement or not age...

SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS

These are the environmental conditions that play a part in adaptive and healthy behaviour and wellbeing or just the opposite. The opposite is maladaptive...

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...

OPPORTUNISTIC SAMPLING

the choosing of participants or other sampling factors for an experiment or questionnaire essentially because they're readily available.

METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS

is a method used primarily in operant conditioning whereby behaviours which are desired are reinforced. Initially, approximate behaviours are reinforced, however, later into the...

BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS

n. a descriptive analysis of the internal behavior patterns which motivate or cause the overt, external behavior. There is a dynamic relationship between behavior...

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