COUNTERIDENTIFICATION

noun. With regard to psychoanalysis, a type of countertransference wherein the psychoanalyst sympathizes and aligns with the client.

ABUSE POTENTIAL

the ability a drug retains to keep someone dependent on it. Such ability is often directly correlated with how the drug is given and...

ADOPTION STUDY

a model of investigation that intends to ascertain an estimate of the level of genetic potential of a chosen attribute or illness by similar...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

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....

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...

BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM

n. the relationship between how persistent the behavior is and the rate at which this same behavior is reinforced. It describes the activity which...

BLANK SCREEN

n. in psychoanalysis, refers to a figurative screen upon which a patient tries to project his or her innermost feelings and fantasies. As an...

CAUSAL ANALYSIS

n. a method of searching for the cause or causes of certain effects. Because the causal factor needs to be identified, the researcher will...

CONDITIONED INHIBITION

the diminishment of a conditioned reaction which happens upon surfacing of a stimulant that has prior been experienced in various situations.

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