By Ian Stuart-Hamilton
The totally revised and up to date moment variation of this well-established reference presents over four hundred new or stronger phrases, and is an exhaustive consultant to the major phrases utilized in mental checking out, overview and dimension. Over 3000 definitions supply transparent motives of statistical systems time-honored in psychology; significant psychometric and different mental checks; different types of psychological disease, psychological incapacity, and mind harm; often used scientific phrases; simple neuroanatomy; and kinds of mental treatments. This publication is acceptable for all degrees of figuring out, from undergraduate and postgraduate scholars to practitioners of psychology and linked fields, with specific realization to statistical phrases utilized in normal collage syllabuses, in addition to checks in general on hand in desktop programs and pointed out in mental journals and related guides.
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Avoidant personality disorder personality disorder characterized by an abnormally poor self-image, and an avoidance of social contacts. avolition A profound lack of willingness to do anything ‘off one’s own bat’, lack of drive, etc. BAC British Association for Counselling. backward elimination Method of multiple regression in which all the predictor variables are entered and then those that do not significantly add to the predictive power of the equation are removed. backward reader Individual whose reading abilities fall appreciably below his/her age norm.
Asperger also identifies the condition. The autistic child usually avoids social contact, and may have lacked ‘cuddliness’ as a baby. S/he often seeks a monotony of environment and action (resulting in repetitive stereotyped movements) which appear to provide some comfort. There is usually a strong linguistic handicap, and social skills are poor. Media coverage of autistic children with remarkably good (by any standards) artistic or arithmetical talents can create the impression that the disease always has compensations.
G. see token economy). See behaviour therapy and neobehaviourism. Belbin test A measure of self-perception of one’s principal abilities in managerial tasks. Bell Adjustment Scale Adjustment inventory, for participants aged 12 years and over. bell-shaped curve Shape of curve of a normal distribution. bell-shaped distribution normal distribution. belle indifférence, la See conversion disorder. Bellevue Scale Wechsler-Bellevue Scale. benchmark measure A test or measure which is commonly used in a particular situation, and hence likely to be used BETWEEN-SUBJECTS MEASURE / 43 as a common measure.