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Psychology Word of the Day CUE EXPOSURE, n: a behavior therapy method wherein a patient is subjected to stimulants that elicit cravings for substances that...

EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in...

FETAL TOBACCO SYNDROME

a condition in infants born to mothers who smoked excessively during pregnancy and is marked by low birth weight.

FOOD ADDICTION

the name given to an eating disturbance where a person is preoccupied with weight, body image and food. Food is a source of pleasure....

FRIENDSHIP NETWORK

the term that is applied to the interconnected relationships among a group of friends who provide social and emotional support for each other.

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...

GESTALT THERAPY

a form of psychotherapy where the focus is on the totality of a person's functioning and relationships in the here and now, rather than...

GROUP CONSCIOUSNESS

1. The awareness of the group and members and common characteristics exhibited by the group. The awareness of the collective. 2. Group's total awareness...

INTERGROUP CONFLICT

The term for disagreement or confrontation between two or more groups and their members. This may involve physical violence, interpersonal discord and psychological tension....

INTERVENING VARIABLE

1. Is an entity and hypothetical and is influenced by an independent variable and influences in turn a variable dependent. 2. specifically more, and...

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