Zone Of Proximal Development

Zone of Proximal Development is the range of tasks that are too difficult for a person to learn alone, but can be learned with guidance from someone with experience in the task. This term was developed by Vygotsky as part of his theory on child development. The zone has a lower limit: things that are […]

Yerkes – Dodson Law Of Arousal

The Yerkes-Dodson Law of Arousal, also known as Arousal Theory, states that an organism’s performance can be improved if that organism is aroused in some manner. However, if the level of arousal increases too much, performance decreases. Of course, this level is different in everyone. An example of this is an athlete who performs better […]


Xenophobia is a term that refers to a generalized and irrational dislike, fear or hatred of outsiders or persons who are of different cultures or ethnic groups. This level of fear or hatred goes beyond average prejudice or racism ( traits that use convenient beliefs, arguments and/or stereotypes for justification), and usually has no real […]


Wellness is a term that refers to an optimum level of health and fitness that allows an individual to function actively and fully over the full range of life activities; physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual and environmental. Maintaining a state of wellness includes proper eating and sleeping habits, regular exercise, avoiding substance use/abuse, etc.


Values n.noun A person’s values are a set of particular moral codes by which they choose to live by. A person who adheres to a high standard of personal values, can expect to have more opportunities than those who do not live by a set of high values. High values include attriubutes such as, work […]

Underlying Issues

/ /iss.ues/ n.noun  Underlying issues are those matters that are the causative agents for human behavior. They are hidden under many layers of emotions and other mental processes and are not easily discerned by the casual onlooker. (often times, they are not readily known by an individual either). Underlying issues are sometimes difficult to diagnose, […]

Treatment Method

ˈ/trētmənt/ /meTHəds/ n.noun Treatment methods are the form of methods used in any specific type of treatment under the supervision of a licensed professional. Additionally, there are many different types of treatment methods designed to treat various behavioral disorders. In terms of treatment of the behavioral patterns of troubled teens, treatment methods are crucial in […]


/trētmənt/  n.noun Treatment can be described as, ‘Medical care given to a patient with an illness or injury.’ Treatment can involve treating an individual physically, as well as mentally, both involving clinical care provided by professional and licensed caregivers. When a person suffers a physical malady (sickness, injury, etc.), they are inclined to pursue the […]

Therapeutic Needs

(thĕr′ə-pyo͞o′tĭk)  (nēdz) n.noun Therapeutic needs are necessary therapeutic requirements of a person that need to be met for them to overcome psychological issues. Therapeutic needs are different and unique to individual’s personally, but require the assistance of a psychiatric professional, or possibly even 24-hour, live-in care. Troubled teens are a large demographic who have therapeutic needs […]

Support (Environmental)

Support (environmental) A person’s support, in terms of their environment, is a group of people who are closest to them, who are there to help if they are in need of assistance of any kind. A person’s system of support is there for them physically, as well as emotionally. Furthermore, a person’s level of support […]