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concept

 [kon´sept]
the image of a thing held in the mind; an abstract notion. A concept is an element used in the development of a theory. It is generally agreed that the central concepts of the discipline of nursing are environment, health, nursing, and person.

con·cept

(kon'sept),
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1)
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

concept

/con·cept/ (kon´sept) the image of a thing held in the mind.

concept

Etymology: L, concipere, to take together
a construct or abstract idea or thought that originates and remains within the mind. conceptual, adj.

concept

A discrete notion with a single meaning, which in a controlled vocabulary is mapped to one or more words that convey its context.

con·cept

(kon'sept)
1. An abstract idea or notion.
2. An explanatory variable or principle in a scientific system.
Synonym(s): conception (1) .
[L. conceptum, something understood, pp. ntr. of concipio, to receive, apprehend]

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A typical conceptualization of this event may be that the inmate decided to be difficult, without consideration of alternative explanations.
In contrast, a widely applicable FAP case conceptualization may be possible, appropriate, and useful at more foundational level.
We consider this research critical due to the omnipresence of contextual factors and the requirements of information systems that account for individual differences; we need to advance methodological capabilities to understand conceptualization in different contexts whether they are based on individual preferences, cultural influences or external factors.
Prior to the start of the investigation, the 24 school counselor trainees who volunteered to participate in the Web-based peer supervision format and the 24 school counselor trainees who made up the comparison group were asked to complete pretest instruments in person that included a brief demographic questionnaire, the Collective Self-Esteem Scale (CSES; Luhtanen & Crocker, 1992), and a case conceptualization ability exercise.
Deconstructing conceptualizations of "adjustment" to chronic illness: A proposed integrative framework.
For example, with counselors-in-training, supervisors explain the rationale for counseling strategies and interventions used in counseling, assist with case conceptualization, evaluate counseling sessions, model intervention techniques and instruct (Hart, 1994; Stolenberg & Delworth, 1987).
Although this isn't the only way to specify a conceptualization, it has some nice properties for knowledge sharing among Al software (e.
The individual self includes the functions of perception, interpretation, conceptualization, and integration.
Thus, this investigation also explored the extent to which counselors' theoretical orientation was predictive of their multicultural case conceptualization ability.
The topics discussed in this book suggest future policy and procedures for the conceptualization, intervention, recovery, and immediate and extended treatment of psychological trauma in policing.
Children's Conceptualization of Force: Experimenting and Problem Solving
One of the reasons for this centrality, as well as one of the frustrations in using a public-private framework of analysis, is the imprecise nature of this conceptualization - both rich in insights and full of ambiguities.