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O DATA

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data about a person's personality based upon calls made by those viewing them, which is, analyses rendered by peers or other persons who have viewed their daily behavior.

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O'CONNOR V DONALDSON

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a 1975 lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court wherein it was established that people can't be committed against their will to a facility on the sole premise of cognitive disease if they aren't hazardous to themselves or other people and are capable of surviving safely outside the institution. A lower court ruling in this case helped the court in its end ruling in Wyatt r. Stickncy concerning the right to remediation with non-voluntary commitment.

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OBEDIENCE

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noun. An action that is well-aligned with a direct order.

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OBESITY

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noun. a state of having leftover body fat resulting in being overweight, widely defined with regard to absolute weight, weight-height ratio, dispersion of subcutaneous fat, and cultural and external standards. The primary causes are inherited, climate-related, behavior-based, or some interplay between these. Over-ingesting food might have a psychological cause but in some circumstances, it might be due to a natural or biologic disorder. The consequences of it are cause for worry: It predisposes the individual to being diabetic, contracting heart disease, and many other severe medical conditions, and overweight people might cultivate psychological and emotion-based problems with regard to their body image.

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OBESITY TREATMENTS

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therapeutic efforts utilized to generate significant weight loss in a person. Remediations consist of extensive diets, crash diets, team support, hypnotherapies, exercise regimens, nutritional education, drug therapies, behavioral changes in the way people eat, hormonal remediation whenever suggested, and flexible psychotherapy concentrated on insight into the unconscious reasons that the person intakes so much food.

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OBJECT

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noun. 1. the other, which is, any individual or symbolic representations of an individual which isn't the self and toward whom actions, thoughts, or influences are directed. The word is at times, utilized to refer to non-personal phenomena, but the other-person connotation is much more common and central. 2. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the individual, thing, or portion of the body by way of which an instinct can attain its intention of satisfaction. 3. the individual who is loved by an person

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OBJECT AND LOCATION MEMORY

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a type of spatial cognition which consists of finding and retaining items in spatial arrays. It shouldn't be confused with the more typical item-location memory.

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OBJECT CATHEXIS

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with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the investment of libido or psychic energy in items outlying of the individual, like an individual, objective, concept, or activity. Commonly referred to as item libido.

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OBJECT CHOICE

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with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the choosing of an individual toward whom libido or psychic energy is directed or pulled.

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OBJECT COLOR

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color credited to a solid item, in contrast to a film color, that has no item correlated with it.

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