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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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Case conceptualization includes assessment and evaluation--observing current symptoms and assessing the context within which those symptoms developed.
Our objective was to make a comprehensive evaluation of the mechanism operating from power to action, and the roles of conceptualization and mindset between power and action.
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.
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.
As mentioned before, conceptualization follows from the stage I counselor-in-training-centered focus.
The survey packet that they were asked to complete consisted of the multicultural case conceptualization ability exercise, the Tolerance Measure (TM; Sutter & McCaul, 1993), the New Racism Scale (NRS; Jacobson, 1985), and a brief demographic questionnaire.
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.
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of constructivist instruction on children's conceptualization of force (defined as a "cause of motion or change" in Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) as compared to instruction based on text and demonstration, and to further identify children's reasoning patterns across levels of conceptualization.
Our primary research focus was on how a trainee's general and specific experience level and case conceptualization integrative complexity corresponded to the trainee's developmental differences and to predicted preferences for supervisor style.
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.