CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

a department of forensic psychology affiliated with the use of counseling and medicinal approaches toward juvenile wrongdoers and criminals alike in jails, reformatories, and...

CRITICAL VALUE

the value of either one of the ends of a critical region, that being, either one of the values beyond or beneath the point...

ACTION SLIP

any sort of mistake which involves some sort of intellectual backslide and causes an accidental action, such as placing your eyeglasses in the freezer....

AGENCY

noun. Being proactive, generally with respect to supporting a particular objective in some way.

APPLIED SCIENCE

an approach to science in which scientific principles and theories are applied in practical ways, for example, in the development of an instrument or...

AUTHENTICITY

1. the quality of being genuine and true to one's own values2. in psychotherapy and counseling, a valued characteristic of the therapist, who must...

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

n. the use of behavior change techniques to increase the frequency of adaptive behavior and decrease that of maladaptive behavior. It also makes use...

BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS)

n. an appraisal method which rates performance, usually on the job. Behavior-based, this measure evaluates employee performance on a point-scale by rating their job...

CAFFEINE

n. a crystalline, bitter-tasting alkaloid of plant-based origin. It belongs to the methylxanthine group which is known to have stimulating effects. Thus, as a...

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

Techniques used to study and evaluate behaviour that includes observation, psychological tests and interviews.

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