BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TASK (BAT)

n. a behavioral approach test which is used to assess the level of fear and avoidance for specific situations. The feared situation is usually...

BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM

n. the relationship between how persistent the behavior is and the rate at which this same behavior is reinforced. It describes the activity which...

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. the science which integrates that area of overlap between biology and psychology. It studies the reciprocal relationship between the underlying physiological events which...

BROKEN HOME

n. a family system that is organized into a single-parent household. The setup usually results from a divorce of separation of parents. Currently, the...

CATEGORICAL DATA

n. types of data which can be counted and divided into groups. Thus, they consist of counts in contrast to that which relates to...

CAUSAL AMBIGUITY

The situation where an effect occurs but the exact cause is not known.

CONFIRMATORY RESEARCH

studies undertaken with the objective of being able to challenge particular predetermined hypotheses.

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

Psychology Word of the Day CUE EXPOSURE, n: a behavior therapy method wherein a patient is subjected to stimulants that elicit cravings for substances that...

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