Glossary B

Basic cry refers to cry that starts softly and gradually becomes more intense that is usually heard when babies are hungry or tired.

Basic emotions refer to emotions experienced by humankind which consist of three (3) elements : 1. a subjective feeling ;. 2. a physiological change; and 3. an overt behavior They are the set of emotions present at birth or emerging early in the first year that some theorists believe to be biologically programmed.

Basic evil a term used which is according to Horney is anything that parents do to frustrate the basic needs of their child and thus undermine the child's feeling of security.

Basic gender identity refers to the stage of gender identity in which the child first labels the self as a boy or a girl

Basic hostility is a term used which is according to Horney is the feeling of anger that a child experiences when he or she experiences the basic evil. See also Basic evil

BASIC I.D. (1. Behavior (B) 2. Affect (A) 3. Sensation (S) 4. Imagery (I) 5. Cognition (C) 6. Interpersonal relationships (I) 7. Drugs/biology (D)) is an acronym that includes these seven (7) fundamental concepts of multi-modal therapy.

Basic level refers to the degree of specificity of a concept that seems to be a level within a hierarchy that is preferred to other levels. It is sometimes termed "Natural level".
Basic reflexes is a term used in Piaget's theory that refers to the first sub-stage of sensorimotor development, in which infants know the world only by their inherited action patterns.