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1 A model used in rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into: A, the activating event; B, the mediating evaluative beliefs; and C, behavioural and ...
agnosticism

agnosticism  

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Religion
The view that some proposition is not known, and perhaps cannot be known to be true or false. The term is particularly applied to theological doctrines.
athleticism

athleticism  

Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end of the ...
attitude

attitude  

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The way in which a person views and evaluates something or someone. Attitudes determine whether people like or dislike things – and therefore how they behave towards them.Attitude is traditionally ...
biodiversity

biodiversity  

A term that came into widespread use in the 1980s, which describes all aspects of biological diversity, especially species richness, ecosystem complexity, and genetic variation.
Biological Feedback

Biological Feedback  

A feedback is the return of output to the input part of a system. The system may be the body of a living organism, a population, or the interacting biotic ...
desire

desire  

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The standard model of human motivation, sometimes called the ‘Humean’ theory of motivation, is that it takes a desire and a belief. Belief by itself will not suffice, unless the objects of belief ...
dual-process model

dual-process model  

Any of a number of theories of social information processing that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s to explain social attitudes (1), stereotypes, person perception, memory, and decision making, although ...
environmental Movements

environmental Movements  

A political movement that focuses on protecting the environment, reducing environmental damage (such as pollution), and reducing unsustainable use of natural resources. See also environmentalism.
ethics

ethics  

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Religion
(Greek, ethos, character)The study of the concepts involved in practical reasoning: good, right, duty, obligation, virtue, freedom, rationality, choice. Also the second-order study of the ...
faith

faith  

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Religion
Faith will move mountains with the help of faith something naturally impossible can be achieved; originally with biblical allusion to Matthew 17:28, ‘If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye ...
hallucination

hallucination  

n. a false perception of something that is not really there. Hallucinations may be visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory (of taste), or olfactory (of smell). They may be provoked by mental illness ...
holism

holism  

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The view that the whole is more than its parts. In earlier geographies, the region has been seen as having a distinct identity which does not come entirely from its separate parts. See Antrop (1998) ...
intergenerational equity

intergenerational equity  

The principle that the present generation should pass on to future generations enough natural resources and sufficient environmental quality that they can enjoy at least a comparable quality of life, ...
intuition

intuition  

Immediate understanding, knowledge, or awareness, derived neither from perception nor from reasoning. Immediate knowledge of a concept exists when a person can apply the concept correctly but cannot ...
judgement

judgement  

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At different times philosophers have expressed their concern with the nature of judgement in different terms: the investigation may be called the theory of content, of belief, of propositions, of ...
open and closed thought

open and closed thought  

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Philosophy
Modern theories of knowledge focus on change of belief. They ask what, given a background of beliefs and expectations, is the best way to change one's beliefs in the face ...
opinion

opinion  

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A proposition (1) that is accepted as true without compelling grounds, therefore falling short of being a belief and far short of constituting knowledge. opine vb.
opinion evidence

opinion evidence  

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Evidence of the opinions or beliefs of a witness, as opposed to evidence of facts about which he can give admissible evidence. At common law, under the opinion rule, opinion evidence is in general ...
Population Policy

Population Policy  

A policy or set of policies, usually agreed at national level, designed to manage population growth and improve the quality of life of individuals. See also International Conference on Population and ...

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