Psychology Word of the Day

SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT

November 5, 2011

the development towards being sexually mature in behaviour and attitudes from infancy through puberty to adulthood. See psychosexual development.

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TRANSCENDENTALISM

November 5, 2011

noun. any philosophical stance postulating that ultimate reality resides past the degree of sensory appearances or empirical investigation, like Plato's theory of form

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BLOCK

November 5, 2011

n. any barrier which impedes or obstructs the flow of a process or function. This barrier can be physical, mental, biochemical, or psychological. For instance, the flow of thought may be interrupted o

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CATEGORIZED LIST

November 5, 2011

n. a controlled list of items that is used in tests and experiments on memory. The list prompts a free recall of categories known, and the items come from familiar, semantic categories with labels suc

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DERIVATIVE INSIGHT

November 5, 2011

A person's insight into a problem without help from the therapist.

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BENZEDRINE

November 5, 2011

Trade name of amphetamine

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FEMINIST FAMILY THERAPY

November 5, 2011

an intervention model used to re

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CONSTRAINT

November 5, 2011

the restriction on the functioning of a language rule in a way that it can only be used in specific ways or contexts.

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PHYSICAL EXTENSION DEVICE

November 5, 2011

a piece of equipment or a mechanism which extends the reach of someone with a handicap.

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DELUSION OF GRANDEUR

November 5, 2011

Falsely attributing one's self with great ability, importance, worth, identity or power. See megalomania.

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