ANTIPREDATORY AGGRESSION

any type of attack behavior directed toward a potential predator in the aim of self-preservation. See animal aggression.

ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON

significant anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, and compulsions) that interferes with daily functioning, and is deemed to be caused directly by the...

ANXIOUS DEPRESSION

refers to a major depressive episode accompanied by high levels of anxiety and fear.

APHAKIA

n. a condition where the lens is missing from the eye, a condition that may either be congenital orarise as the result of disease,...

APOPATHETIC BEHAVIOR

behavior influenced and directed by the presence of other people - although not directed toward them. This may manifest in boasting about one's...

APPEARANCE-REALITY DISTINCTION

the implicit knowledge that the appearance of an object does not necessarily correspond to the reality. For example, a sponge shaped like a rock...

APPLIED RESEARCH

research aimed toward answering a practical question, for example, a clinical question, rather than developing a theory or obtaining knowledge purely for its own...

APPROACH MOTIVATION

motivation stemming from the expectation or desiring of a reward, which is a condition for goal-directed behavior.

APSAA

Common abbreviation for the American Psychoanalytic Association.

ARCHAIC INHERITANCE

refers to the presumed phylogenetic influences inherent in the development of the individual

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