Psychology Word of the Day

TOMOMANIA

November 5, 2011

an irresistible and unrelenting desire or impulse to undergo surgery.

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AMBITENDENCY

November 5, 2011

noun. 1. the propensity to behave in contrary means, grounded in contradicting attitudinal drives. 2. a trend of unfinished motor reactions in expectation of a deliberate behavior, of which takes plac

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NASAL CAVITY

November 5, 2011

is the space inbetween the divide of the nose into two nostrils.

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ALCOHOL-INDUCED PERSISTING AMNESTIC DISORDER

November 5, 2011

a disruption in memory brought about by the enduring impacts of alcohol. The potential to be trained new information or to remember formerly educated information is damaged seriously enough to impede

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STABILIMETER

November 5, 2011

an instrument used to measure postural stability and body sway when a person is upright, blindfolded and is asked to stand still. Stabilimeter is used to determine the swaying in body when one is stan

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MIXED RECEPTIVE-EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER IN DSM-IV-TR,

November 5, 2011

in the DSM is defined as: a communication disorder characterized by levels of language comprehension and expressive lan

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DERMATOGRAPHISM

November 5, 2011

Type of hives that raises welts on the skin where it has been scratched. Also caused autographism- dermographia.

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VERTEX POTENTIAL

November 5, 2011

a brain potential documented by electrodes positioned at the skull's vertex.

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BRAIN-DAMAGE LANGUAGE DISORDER

November 5, 2011

n. an impairment in language function as a result of brain damage. More of an acquired brain disorder, It is characterized by a loss in the ability to communicate effectively through speech. See aphas

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CONSONANT

November 5, 2011

noun. 1. a spoken or unspoken speech noise which is created whenever the vocal tract is partially or entirely contracted. 2. one letter of the alphabet employed to symbolize these noises in writing.

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