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ANAL SADISM

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the displaying of demanding urges in the anal stage of psychosexual development, concerning the deterioration

ANAL-SADISTIC PHASE

with regard to psychoanalytic standards, a level of the anal stage wherein a youth develops demanding and hostile intentions that

ANAMNESIS

noun. with regard to psychiatry, a person's individual recollection or retelling of their past regarding their growth, domestic and familial

ANCHORING

noun. 1. with regard to adaptation level principle, the assigning of positioned guidelines for judgment rating systems. Based on this

ANDROGYNOUS SEX ROLE

n. a mixture of typically male and typically female sex roles, usually incorporating preferred aspects of both. There may be

ANGELL, JAMES ROWLAND

(1869-1949). American psychologist often credited with the founding of FUNCTIONALISM, a brand of psychology that focuses on the function (as

ANILINGUS

n. A form of sexual activity concerning the application of one person's mouth to the other person's anus.

ANIMAL HOMING

the innate ability of an animal to navigate back to its place of origin when voluntary or involuntarily displaced. For

ANIMAL VOCALIZATION

any vocal sound an animal may make that can provide information about its internal state, communicate with others, manage the

ANKYLOGLOSSIA

n. A condition marked by the unusual shortness of the lingual frenum, which causes the tongue to experience a restricted

ANOMALOUS DICHROMATISM

a specific type of color vision in which the individual can only perceive two (as opposed to three) primary colors.

ANORGASMIA

n. the inability of an individual to achieve a natural orgasm. See also male orgasmic disorder- female orgasmic disorder.

ANTECEDENT

1. an event preceding or occasioning another event - setting the stage for a particular response. 2. In linguistics, the

ANTHROPOID

adj. resembling a human being in a meaningful way. More specifically, this term refers to apes without tails, for example,

ANTICHOLINERGIC ILEUS

the paralysis and obstruction of the small bowel muscle, resulting from medications that block muscarinic receptors in this specific area.

ANTICONFIRMATIONISM

the argument that it is not possible to confirm the truth of general propositions, including scientific research hypotheses, either by

ANTIPARKINSONIAN AGENTS

drugs that reduce the severity of early symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Symptoms include tremors, movement and gait abnormalities, and muscle

ANTIVITAMIN

n. a substance or set of substances that interferes with the functions of vitamins in the body. Most antivitamins are

ANXIETY SENSITIVITY

fear that sensations and physiological reactions associated with anxiety will have harmful consequences. An individual with high natural levels of

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort