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I STATEMENT

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Communication tool where the first person pronoun is used in talking about a person's issues in relationships. They reduce the negativity and blame toward the other person and gives ownership to the speaker.

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I-THOU

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showing a relationship in which a subject (I) treats someone or something else as another unique subject (Thou) while showing complete personal involvement.

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IN UTERO

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The term that is used to describe being in the uterus, that is, before birth

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IN VITRO

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Term referring to biological conditions or processes that occur or are made to occur outside the living body, usually in a laboratory dish. Latin, literally: "in glass". Compare in vivo.

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IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

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Procedure where the egg is removed from the woman and fertilised with sperm and then implanted back to the uterus. Used to treat infertility. Success rates are not that high.

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IN VIVO

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1. The conditions and biological processes occurring in an organism. Compare in vitro. 2. the condition or process approximating a real life setting created for research.

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IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION

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Used to reduce and eliminate phobias when a client is exposed to stimuli that induces anxiety. The therapist will produce a series of events that relate to the phobia or stimulus and gauge the reactions.

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IN VIVO EXPOSURE THERAPY

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A person is exposed to situations provoking anxiety in a real world condition to try to master the anxiety and be able to function normally. See exposure therapy.

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INETABOTROPIC RECEPTOR

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The name of a neurotransmitter receptor that does not contain an ion channel but may use a G protein to open a nearby ion channel. See glutamate receptor. Compare ionotropic receptor.

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INFORMATION GIVER

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term that was identified in 1948 by US educational theorist Kenneth D. Benne, 1908-1992 and 20th-century US social psychologist Paul Sheats following studies of discussion groups conducted at the National Training Laboratories.

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