Novak and Pelaez CH14


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rule-governed behavior
behavior that is under the influence of verbal instruction
risk taking behavior
When adolescents engage in activities that involve danger or potential harm.
the first menstrual period
adolescent egocentrism
A characteristic of adolescent thinking that leads young people (ages 10 to 13) to focus on themselves to the exclusion of others.
moral behavior
A behavior that can be shaped by sociocultural contingencies and that relates to the rightness or wrongness of an action.
idenity crisis
the discomfort that adolescents experience as they question who they are and their role in society
coercive family process
A breakdown of the parental effectiveness in disciplinary conflicts leading to the development of aggressive, coercive, and noncompliant behaviors.
Conduct Disorder
a repetitive and persistent pattern of antisocial behavior that results in problems at school or work, or in relationships with others
anorexia nervosa
an eating disorder in which an irrational fear of weight gain leads people to starve themselves
bulimia nervosa
an eating disorder characterized by episodes of overeating, usually of high-calorie foods, followed by vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercise
cognitve behavioral therapy
the applications of learning principles to change problematic public and private events
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
a behavior-analytic approach that targets the reduction of avoidance of aversive events or thoughts and increases the ability for changes in behavior.
mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
involves moment to moment awareness invoked by tuning into one's breath and every other aspect of one's life. Purposefully paying attention in a nonjudgemental way to what is going on in ones body