APPROACH

n. a particular strategy or means of study used to achieve a goal or purpose. Also refers to the movement of an organism toward...

ATHLETIC COPING SKILLS INVENTORY (ACSI)

a common self-report inventory that is used to assess an individual

AUTHENTICITY

1. the quality of being genuine and true to one's own values2. in psychotherapy and counseling, a valued characteristic of the therapist, who must...

AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOR

any behavioral act that enables an individual to avoid anticipated unpleasant or painful situations, stimuli, or events, including conditioned aversive stimuli. See also avoidance...

BEHAVIOR DETERMINANT

n. in psychology, refers to any factor which strongly influences and affects behavior. Whatever, this factor may be, it produces a behavioral effect which...

BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT

n. a document which describes in detail the rewards and consequences of agreeing to a new behavior and replacing a former one. In psychotherapy,...

BEHAVIORAL TOXICITY

n. the acute, adverse effects of exposure to toxic substances. As to the severity of the condition, toxic substances such as strong chemicals and...

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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