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Flashcards in U's & V's in Glossary Deck (10):
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unconditional positive regard

a caring, accepting, nonjudgmental attitude, which Carl Rogers believed would help clients to develop self-awareness and self-acceptance

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unconditioned response (UR)

an unlearned, naturally occurring response to an unconditioned stimulus (US)

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unconditioned stimulus (US)

a stimulus that unconditionally, naturally and automatically, triggers a response (UR)

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unconscious

according to Freud, a reservoir of mostly unacceptable thoughts, feelings, wishes, and memories. according to contemporary psychologists, info processing which we are unaware of

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validity

the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to

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variable-ratio schedule

a reinforcement schedule that reinforces a response after an unpredictable number of responses

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variable-interval schedule

a reinforcement schedule that reinforces a response at unpredictable time intervals

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vestibular sense

the sense of body movement and position, including the sense of balance

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virtual reality exposure therapy

an anxiety treatment that progressively exposes people to electronic stimulation of their greatest fears

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visual cliff

a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals