Psychology Word of the Day

CRANIOLOGY

November 5, 2011

noun. 1. the empirical examination of the shape, length, girth, and various other traits of the human cranium. 2. reference: phrenology.

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BEHAVIORAL TOXICITY

November 5, 2011

n. the acute, adverse effects of exposure to toxic substances. As to the severity of the condition, toxic substances such as strong chemicals and psychotropics drugs do enter the maternal environment.

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DENTATE NUCLEUS

November 5, 2011

A cluster of cells in the cerebellum.

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PSYCHOMIMIC SYNDROME

November 5, 2011

A syndrome in which a subject will develop symptoms of an illness that claimed the life of another. The subject's symptoms are not based on any pathology and often their onset coincides with the deat

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SEMINAL VESICLE

November 5, 2011

the name of a seminal vesicle found in human males between the bladder and the rectum. The seminal vesicles secrete most of what is present in seminal fluid.

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CONCURRENCE SEEKING

November 5, 2011

attempting to abstain from disputes and conundrums, especially within conversations or while making decisions.

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DISINTEGRATION

November 5, 2011

The disorganisation or breakup of a structure or system of function.

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ACOUSMA

November 5, 2011

noun. An unspoken hallucination, like a humming in the ear, calling out, or ringing noise.

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CATEGORICAL VARIABLE

November 5, 2011

A variable that is defined by membership and not rank or by scores of measurement.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENT

November 5, 2011

After consideration and planning, the best possible moment for an action to produce a desired effect on another individual. 2. Also the present state as it is experienced.

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