Psychology Word of the Day

DELUSIONAL SYSTEM

November 5, 2011

A group of logically connected delusions of a person.

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CASE REPORT

November 5, 2011

n. a detailed report which documents a patient's medical or psychological condition. It is a collection of data which includes all records relevant to the case. These include signs and symptoms, labor

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TOPOGRAPHIC MODEL

November 5, 2011

the initial dividing of the psyche into three areas or systems as postulated by Sigmund Freud in 1913. The divided sects are: (i) the system unconscious, comprised of unaware urges clustering around p

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GRAPHOSPASM

November 5, 2011

a rare name for writer

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TERRORISM

November 5, 2011

noun. step-by-step intimidation or coercion to reach political or religious goals utilizing illegal and unpredictable force or violent behavior against property, people, or governments.

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EXPERIMENTER EXPECTANCY EFFECT

November 5, 2011

Where the experimenter expects certain results and causes errors in research.

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POSTPARTUM PERIOD

November 5, 2011

the time of around six weeks after the birth of a child wherein the mother's reproductive system slowly returns to its pre-pregnancy condition. Some women encounter depression during this time. Common

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WAR PSYCHOLOGY

November 5, 2011

the employment of psychological standards and techniques to military situations and operatives during wartime. It encompasses human operations in a multitude of distressful climates, particularly in

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PSYCHOPATHIC PERSONALITY

November 5, 2011

An archaic term for someone with antisocial personality disorder.

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RECIPROCITY LAW

November 5, 2011

A principle that states: The magnitude of a sensation is the product of time of exposure multiplied by intensity.

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