FACE-SAVING BEHAVIOR

is similar to facework, in that face-saving behaviours are acts where an individual will attempt to uphold their dignity addressing a social blunder or...

FIELD EXPERIMENT

an experiment that is not conducted inside a laboratory but is done outside in the real world setting. Participants are exposed to different levels...

FOOT-IN-THE-DOOR TECHNIQUE

the two part procedure for enhancing compliance where a minor initial request is presented immediately before the more substantial target request.

FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE

the ability a person has to endure the tension and to preserve equanimity when met with obstacles. It is a feature of normal cognitive...

FUTURE ORIENTATION

a time perspective that is focused on the future, especially on how to achieve your future goals.

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)

the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and...

GROUP FEELING

the desire of the members of a group to associate with each other, to participate in joint activities and to seek the general good...

INTERNAL BOUNDARY

Psychoanalytic theory. The name of the boundary between ego and id. Also called inner boundary. Compare external boundary.

INTERVIEW

A conversation that is directed in which a clinician, employer, therapist, researcher or (the interviewer) intends to elicit specific information from an individual (the...

IRRITABILITY

1. Abnormal sensitivity or excessive responsiveness, as of an organ or body part, to a stimulus. 2. It is a state of excessive, easily...

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