ANTIPSYCHOTICS

n. pharmacological agents used in the treatment of schizophrenia, mania, delirium, and other forms of thought disorder and uncontrolled behavioral agitation. Formerly and historically...

APPROPRIATE AFFECT

an expression of mood, emotion or feeling that is congruent with the subject matter being discussed or witnessed.

ATTENTION SHIFTING

moving the focus of attention from one thing to another - for example, from the cat to the dog. Shifts may be intentional or...

AUTOMATIC THOUGHTS

1. instantaneous, habitual, and unconscious thoughts that may affect a person's mood and actions. Helping clients evaluate the utility and objectivity of these thoughts...

AVOIDANCE GRADIENT

refers to the variation in strength of drive as a function of the organism's proximity to an aversive stimulus. For example, a rat's withdrawal...

BEHAVIOR HIERARCHY

n. in the study of of behavior, refers to a ranking of possible behavioral responses based on the relative probablity that each of them...

BEHAVIORAL COUPLES THERAPY

n. a form of behavior therapy which accommodates couples in troubled relationships. Mainly, the goal is to instruct couples to work together in eliminating...

BEHAVIOR-CONSTRAINT THEORY

n. the concept that, while a constraint exists, it remains a limiting factor which stands in the way of achieving the behavior desired. As...

BLUNTED AFFECT

n. an affect display which is dulled in tone and reduced in intensity. The person is observed to be unengaged and emotionally-unreactive. Cited as...

CAPACITY

n. the maximum extent to which an individual is able to receive and retain information such as in mental or intellectual capacity, or to...

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