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Nugent, Pam M.S.

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Pam holds a masters in Child Psychology and is an avid supporter of Psychology academics.

VISIBILITY CURVE

A graph representing the sensitivity of the eye to different wavelengths of light. Two types of curves are usually constructed, one for daylight vision...

VIGOTSKY TEST

A test of conceptual thinking in which the subject classifies blocks according to different characteristicsdeveloped by the Soviet psychologist L. Vigotsky and introduced in...

VENTILATION CONDITIONS

Atmospheric conditions—primarily temperature, humidity, and air flow—constitute an important problem in industrial psychology and human engineering, since they have considerable influence on productivity, accident...

TRANSVESTISM (or) TRANSVESTI- TISM

A sexual deviation in which the individual dresses in the clothes of the opposite sex, usually for the purpose of achieving greater sexual gratification.The...

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

A form of group psychotherapy originated by Eric Berne, which focuses attention on characteristic interactions between individuals and the “games” they play in social...

TOTAL PUSH THERAPY

A supportive approach originated by Abraham Myerson for the treatment of chronic schizophrenics and other patients confined to mental institutions.To maintain morale and prevent...

THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949)

Thorndike, a pioneer in educational psychology, was bom in Massachusetts, and received his B.A. degree at Wesleyan, his M.A. at Harvard, and his Ph.D....

TAY-SACHS DISEASE

A rare metabolic disorder characterized by an accumulation of lipid (fat) in the nerve cells of the brain, resulting in severe mental retardation. The...

TALKING IT OUT

The free verbal expression of feelings and emotions“Talking it out,” in the usual sense of giving vent to what is uppermost on one’s mind,...

TALION LAW

These terms refer to the idea of punishment or retaliation in kind: the “lex talionis.” This is the primitive and usually unconscious belief in...

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