Glossary B

Base-rate fallacy refers to the failure to consider the likelihood that a person, place or thing is a member of a particular category - some categories are simply larger than others.

Deutsch: Basislinie / Español: Línea Base / Português: Linha de Base / Français: Ligne de Base / Italiano: Linea di Base /

Baseline refers to a measured rate of a Behavior before introduction of an Intervention that allows comparison and Assessment of the effects of the intervention.

Baseline observations is a term used in a single-subject research study that refer to series of observations or measurements made while no treatment is being administered.

Baseline phase is a term used in a single-subject research study that refers to a series of baseline observations identified by the letter A.

Basic anxiety refers to a primary form of anxiety that arises from living in a hostile world.; a pervasive feeling of loneliness and helplessness said to be the foundation of neurosis. According to Horney, it is the feeling of being alone and helpless in a hostile world that a child experiences when he or she represses basic hostility. (See also Basic hostility.)

Basic biological needs refers to the first step in Maslow’s needs hierarchy, concerning survival needs for food, air, water, and the like.

Basic child grammar refers to the grammatical characteristics of early child language, such as telegraphic speech, found in numerous languages.

Basic color refers to color and that is only one (1) morpheme, not contained within another color, and not restricted to a small number of referents.