REGULATORY BEHAVIOR

Efforts of organisms which are aimed at achieving physiological balance by maintaining basic, primary needs.

LOOKING-GLASS SELF

is a theory which attempts to explain the mechanism and reasoning behind humans consistent attempts to evaluate their own performance first proposed by U.S....

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

Identifying 2 distict disoreders present at the same time. See comorbidity.

STIMULUS DISCRIMINATION

being able to distinguish between different stimuli. See discrimination.

ATTENUATION

1. the lessening or weakening in strength, value, or quality of a stimulus or other factor, for example, a medication acting on symptoms. 2....

SELF-AWARENESS

1. see self-understanding. 2. seen in animal behaviour. To know about one's self. Human beings are more likely to be aware of themselves.

MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING

in the context of psychotherapies, multicultural counselling is a type of therapy which takes into account both racial and ethnic diversities of the client,...

MULTIPLE CAUSATION

is the philosophical position which explains that a single cause is unlikely to be the result of a single cause, instead multiple causes are...

BEHAVIOR

n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli...

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