AKATAPHASIA

noun. akathisia- noun. marked inability to sit still for a minimum of several minutes and by jittery motions, in addition to individual accounts of...

ANTAGONIST

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

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...

ASSESSMENT

1. in general, refers to the judgment of the quality, worth, importance, or value of something or someone. 2. may be used as a...

ATTRIBUTION THERAPY

refers to a form of therapy in which the therapist tries to modify a client's attributions of events and behavior. For example, for a...

AVERSION THERAPY

refers to a form of behavior therapy in which the client is conditioned to cease an undesirable behavior by associating it with noxious or...

BECK SCALE FOR SUICIDE IDEATION (BSS)

n. a scale of 21 items, focused on examining a patient's suicidal intent. More of an assessment tool, it attempts to identify how vulnerable...

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

n. a process of studying and evaluating behavior in order to identify problem areas. The procedure also involves observing, reporting, and analyzing behavior patterns...

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY

n. the capacity and degree to which human behavior can be altered by environmental factors such as learning and social experience. In theory, a...

BIOLOGICAL STRESS

n. any condition that puts pressure and makes demands on both the physical and psychological defense system of a living organism. It can be...

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