REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY

A positive or negative relationship with the reinforcer; can be attained by building dependencies between the reinforcer and the response, as characteristic ramifications to...

NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (NOS)

in the DSM-IV-TR, designating a widely-based diagnostic classificaton, for instance, depressive disorder not otherwise ascertained. The NOS diagnosis is selected whenever the client's troubles...

ANTAGONIST

n. 1. An agent, for example a drug or hormone, that works to reduce the action of an agonist - for example, by preventing...

GROUP COUNSELING

method used to support and guide people with similar problems or issues such as school students seeking advice about suitable careers or alcoholics meeting...

RORSCHACH INKBLOT TEST

Psychological projective examination in which a subject's interpretations of a series of bilaterally symmetrical inkblots are studied as in indicator or personality traits, preoccupations,...

RISK AVERSION

Propensity to evade any option which might impose any loss contingency, even a very small one, when determining which of two or more options...

TREATMENT PLAN

the suggested steps for intervening that the therapy professional or counselor plans following an evaluation of the patient being completed. a multitude of managed...

BLAMING THE VICTIM

n. a social and psychological phenomenon wherein the fault in a crime (rape, robbery, assault) is attributed to the victim. The victim is regarded...

TRANSFORMATION

noun. 1. any alteration of appearance, shape, action, or anatomy. 2. the transformation of information to a different type via a rule-based, generally mathematical...

EXPLICIT PREJUDICE

The prejudice against a social group by a person that may or may not be expressed. Compare explicit prejudice.

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