FLAT AFFECT

a term used for the absence or apparent absence of emotional response to any situation or event. Also called emotional flatness; flattened affect; flattening...

DISENGAGED FAMILY

A family with memberswithdrawn from each other both emotionally and psychologically.

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

DIFFERENCE THRESHOLD

The smallest difference perceptible between 2 stimuli that can be measured.

DUAL PROCESS MODELS OF PERSUASION

A persuasion theory saying that change in attitude can result from strategies for processing attitude relevant information involving a high or low degree of...

MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

is a group of professionals who work together to complement each others skills to complete a common goal.

MIND-BODY PROBLEM

is the inability to accounting for a relationship between the mental and physical processes in the body. Solutions to the mind-body problem typically fall...

NULL HYPOTHESIS

the statement postulating an experiment will find no variations between the control and experimental states, which is, no union between variants. Statistical tests are...

APPETITIVE STIMULUS

In positive reinforcement (see positive reinforcement) this represents an unconditioned stimulus that an organism will approach. The effectiveness of this stimulus can be modified...

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

1. Detailed analysis of a behaviour to identify contingencies that sustain the behaviour. 2. Synthesis of a client's behaviour problems and variables that are...

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