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Aassertiveness means acting in one's own best interest by expressing one's feelings and thoughts honestly and directly.

AB design refers to a frequently used design in therapy in which a therapy (B) is instituted after measuring a particular behavior (A).

ABAB design refers to a single-subject experimental design consisting of four phases: a baseline phase, a treatment phase, a return-to-baseline phase, and a second treatment phase. ABAB design is also known as a reversal design . ABAB design is a completed reversal design often used in therapy such that the therapeutic procedure (B) is reintroduced

ABC triad means (A) affect (how people feel inside), (B) behavior (what people do), and (C) cognition (what people think about)

Abduction refers to lateral movement away from the midline of the trunk, as in raising the arms or legs to the side horizontally.

Abettor refers to a person who, with the requisite criminal intent, encourages, promotes, instigates, or stands ready to assist the perpetrator of a crime.

Abilene paradox refers to the counterintuitive tendency for a group to decide on a course of action that none of the members of the group individually endorses, resulting from the group’s failure to recognize and manage its agreement on key issues.

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