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life events

 refer to events thatrequire a significant adjustment in a person's life, for instance divorce, moving house etc.Quantified on the Holmes and Rahe "Social Readjustment Rating Scale" whereby respondents indicate theevents (differing scores allocated according to greater adjustment required) that have beenexperienced over the previous twelve months.

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June 19th 2021

negativereinforcement

in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuli  (negative reinforcer)