DEPRIVATION DWARFISM By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A stunting of physical growth in infancy due to non-organic factors. See failure to thrive. DEPRIVATION DWARFISM: "Deprivation dwarfism is due to maternal separation and emotional neglect." Related Psychology Terms SEXUAL AND GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS PHYLOGENETIC PRINCIPLE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS QUALITY OF LIFE PSYCHOGENIC BIOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROMES UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR (BDNF) APLASIA Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DEPRIVATION DWARFISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deprivation-dwarfism/ (accessed November 24, 2017).