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JARGON

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1. special words or language forms used in a particular profession of given activity.

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JAUNDICE

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a syndrome, characterised with a variety of liver, gallbladder and blood disorders, marked by the bile-pigment deposition in the skin, eye surfaces and excrements. The pigment, which is firstly observed in discolouration of the normally white areas of the eyes, is produced as bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin of red blood cells.

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JCAHO

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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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JEALOUSY

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a negative emotion of an individual's resentment towards a third party likely to steal away a loved one's affections. Romantic relationships are the prototypic source of jealousy.

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JEHOVAH COMPLEX

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Delusions of grandeur, which make the individual indentify with the qualities associated with God

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JENKINS ACTIVITY SURVEY (JAS)

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a self-administered survey with multiple-choice questions, which duplicates the clinical test for a behaviour patterns. It measures characteristics of this behaviour pattern such as extreme competitiveness, striving for achievement and personal recognition, aggressiveness, haste, impatience and explosiveness.

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JENSENISM

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Largely unsuccessful environmental interventions to raise IQ and the theory that is controversial that racial differences in IQ are at least partly heritable. Arthur Jensen 1923 U.S. Pychologist

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JET LAG

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a maladjustment of circadian rhythms, which requires several days for adjusting rest, work, eating, body temperature and adrenocortical secretion cycles to local time.

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JIGGLE CAGE

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A spring-mounted box that records small oscillations caused by enclosed animals.

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JIGSAW METHOD

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a technique, initially created to alleviate prejudice and hostility among students in descgregrated schools; it fosters cooperation and team-work.

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