Glossary R

- Ribonucleic acid (RNA) : Ribonucleic acid (RNA) refers to a single-stranded nucleic acid that plays a central role in protein synthesis and gene regulation.

Richard Lazarus devised the first psychological model of stress . Lazarus saw stress as the imbalance between the demands placed on the individual and that individual’s resources to cope
Risk factor refers to a variable that precedes a negative outcome of interest and increases the chances that the outcome will occur.

Risk taking behaviours are behaviours in which there is some risk of immediate or later Self harm. Risk-taking behaviours might include activities such as dangerous driving, train surfing, a

Ritalin refers to Methylphenidate which is Stimulant medication most commonly used in treating children with attention -deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Robert J. Sternberg is a Cognitive Psychologist who is well-known for his Triarchic Theory of Intelligence. Robert J. Sternberg was born 1949 in New Jersey.

- Rollo May (1909 - 1994) : Rollo May is a Psychologist who was instrumental in bringing European Existential philosophy and psychology to the United States.
- Romantic love (Passionate love) : Romantic love (Passionate love ) is defined as strong feelings of longing, desire , and excitement toward a special person; the kind of love that involves strong and intense feelings, infatuation, arousal, and a deep sense of passion

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