functional analysis

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functional analysis

(in psychiatry) a type of therapy that traces the sequence of events involved in producing and maintaining undesirable behavior.
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Its work practices are unstructured and the organisation is less plagued by internal rivalries or rigidities, writes Tett, pointing out that very secret of its success was to marry quantitative computing skills with soft analysis about humans' social ties.
Previous soft analysis had showed that it had half the normal level of calcium.
It is a travel diary, kept while visiting some border areas between Albania and Greece, a diary marvelously combining narratives of people, places and facts with a soft analysis of the sociological and anthropological issues that characterize the area.