The application of behavioral theory to change a
The application of behavioral theory (e.g.
conditioning, reinforcement) in the treatment of
school of psychology founded on the premise that
behavior is measurable and can be changed through the
application of various behavioral principles.
referred to as a normal distribution or normal curve, a bell-shaped curve is a perfect mesokurtic curve where the mean, median, and mode are equal.
Abbreviation for Power in statistical results. See Type II Error.
cues (convergence and retinal disparity) that
require both eyes to perceive distance (as
opposed to monocular cues)
Being attracted to
or aroused by members of both genders. See
As a way to avoid the placebo effect in research, this
type of study is designed without the subject's
knowledge of the anticipated results and sometimes
even the nature of the study. The subjects are
said to be 'blind' to the expected results.
An aphasia associated with damage to the Broca's area
of the brain, demonstrated by the impairment in
producing understandable speech.
Changes in thoughts, emotions, and behavior as a
result of extended job stress and unrewarded
repetition of duties. Burnout is seen as extreme
dissatisfaction, pessimism, lowered job satisfaction,
and a desire to quit.