idiographic approach

id·i·o·graph·ic ap·proach

the comprehensive study of a person as a basis for understanding human behavior in general.
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The current study was designed to explore an idiographic approach to stimulus selection, a more accessible set of faking instructions, and the reliability psychometrics of the IRAP.
As IPA is an idiographic approach, concerned with understanding particular phenomena in particular contexts, it tends to be conducted with small homogeneous sample sizes (Reid et al.
Given this, an idiographic approach that focuses on an individual's experience can be preferable because racial identity statuses are dynamic, interrelated, and interdependent.
Resources, personal strivings, and subjective well-being: A nomothetic and idiographic approach.
During this phase, the recollection of data regarding target behaviors was systematic and continuous, and thus worked on each case according to its particular objectives, as the idiographic approach is favored in behavior analysis.
Resources, personal strivings, and subjective well-being: a homothetic and idiographic approach.
The first, more intimate conversation focusing on the Volga-Ural region in particular builds on the practice of local studies or kraevedenie--an idiographic approach to the investigation of a particular region.
6) Therefore, it currently seems advisable for therapists to continue to take an idiographic approach to the assessment of a client's social community when determining his or her therapy targets.
For example, much of the early behavior analytic lit-erature base on direct observation procedures focused on a strictly idiographic approach which rejected or ignored psychometric development of direct observation procedures (Silva, 1993).
This idiographic approach to honors education prevents us from viewing honors students as a homogeneous group, when evidence suggests that learning styles vary among students of all abilities, including those who are high-achieving (Sternberg, Grigorenko, & zhang).
This is an idiographic approach because it focuses on the individual and considers the overall pattern of interests within the person.