The representativeness heuristic is a mental shortcut that judges the likelihood of an event by comparing it to a mental prototype of the event. Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman first described this particular type of he... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

According to the University of Twente, primary appraisal occurs when a person recognizes an impending threatening or stressful event and evaluates the significance of the event. Primary appraisal is the first stage in th... More »

Hindsight bias is a psychological phenomenon in which someone claims to have predicted the outcome of an event and the perfect course of action only after the event has taken place. For example, people often recall their... More »

An effective behavioral intervention plan includes antecedent and setting event modifications, the teaching of alternative skills, consequence strategies and lifestyle interventions. Behavior intervention plans focus on ... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Faulty cause and effect reasoning incorrectly concludes that one thing causes another, presuming that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one causes the other or that one event must have caused a l... More »

Child anecdotal records are an account of a significant event observed by an educator. This account is written in the past tense in a positive manner and is meant to show how a student interacts with a situation. More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Perceptual distortions are incorrect understandings or abnormal interpretations of a perceptual experience. A perceptual distortion occurs when a person's response to stimuli varies from how it is commonly perceived. Per... More »