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...

SOCIAL PRESSURE

the influence that is exerted on a person or group by another person or group. It includes rational argument, persuasion, conformity and demands. See...

Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population

Shiraev & Levy (2013) defines culture as, “A set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by a large group of people and usually communicated...

BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY

n. a range of experimentally-established techniques and approaches which are designed to effect behavioral change. It is a set of procedures accepted by scientists...

Collectivist and Individualist Cultures

Collectivist cultures tend to use an authoritarian parenting style to instill cultural values or beliefs in the children. On the other hand, individualist cultures...

PSYCHOLOGICAL MODEL

A theory in psychology to predict outcomes and explain specific psychological processes. 2. Used to evaluate the performance of an individual utilizing a representation...

BEHAVIOR CHANGE

n. any modification in behavior (mainly human) in public health. The change may happen spontaneously and involuntarily without any intevention, or it may be...

BACKWARD SEARCH

refers to a problem-solving strategy whereby the solver works backward from the end goal to the beginning state. For example, finding the path through...

Hitler and Conformity

Adolf Hitler rose to power when he was placed in charge of the Nazi party in 1920. Considering his troubled childhood, I think that...

SOCIAL AGENCY

These are the agencies that provide health, welfare and rehabilitation services. The aim is to improve quality of life.

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