Glossary B

Baiting crowd refers to a gathering of people in a public location whose members torment, tease, or goad others.

Balance refers to a biological system that enables us to know where our bodies are in the environment and to maintain a desired position.

Balance Theory refers to the formulations of Heider and of Newcomb that specify the relationships among (a) an individual's liking for another person; (b) his or her Attitude about given topic;

Balanced Latin square design refers to a counter-balancing scheme in which each condition is preceded and followed equally usually by every other condition

Balint's syndrome is a term related to damage of the parietooccipital area of both hemispheres includes visual Agnosia together with other visuo-spatial difficulties, such as misreaching and left-sided neglect.

Ballistic movement refers to the motion that proceeds as a single organized unit that cannot be redirected once it begins

Ballistics refers to the study of projectiles in flight

- Baltes Life-span perspective/Social optimization with compensation (SOC) : Baltes Life-span perspective/Social optimization with compensation (SOC) is a theory on human development that proposed that development is multiply determined optimization of goals . This theory put emphasis on the interactions of all four (4) forces psychological, social, biological and life cycle forces on human development and cannot consider any in isolation . Life-span perspective view that human developent is multiply determined and cannot be understood within the scope of a single framework.

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