EXTERNAL VALIDITY

The extent that research can be generalized beyond the results to other situations or people.

ROMANTIC LOVE

Love relationship wherein intimate affection and passionate fervor are key components. While the adored party is commonly appreciated and frequently idealized, analysis suggests that...

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...

CATHARSIS

n. in psychoanalytic therapy, refers to the therapeutic discharge of all affects connected with grief, loss, or any traumatic event. It returns these events...

EMPIRICAL TEST

Testing a hypothesis with experiments.

RESPONSE TOPOGRAPHY

Physical attributes of a given response; may be force, duration, location, or extent. See also: topography of response.

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...

MENTAL DISORDER

is an umbrella a term used to describe any psychological symptoms, abnormal behaviours, impaired functioning or any combination of the prior. There is a...

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...

EGO-DEFENSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

The role that an attitude plays in maintaining and enhancing our self esteem.

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