AVERSION REACTION

a reaction or response expressed by the avoidance or distress evoked by a distasteful, threatening, or otherwise objectionable stimulus.

ARTIFACT

n. 1. an error caused by improper statistical manipulation of experimental data or a logical flaw in experimental design that causes the changes that...

ANAL PERSONALITY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a trend of character traits thought to result from the anal stage of psychosexual developing, wherein voiding the bowels...

ANAMNESIS

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

ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD

The minimum level of stimulation that can be detected 50 per cent of the time; also called “detection threshold.” What is the finest line...

AUTHENTICITY

1. the quality of being genuine and true to one's own values2. in psychotherapy and counseling, a valued characteristic of the therapist, who must...

ALTER

noun. 1. any number of the additional characteristics of an individual with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). 2. the second person in any social interplay...

ATTENTION SHIFTING

moving the focus of attention from one thing to another - for example, from the cat to the dog. Shifts may be intentional or...

ASSESSMENT

1. in general, refers to the judgment of the quality, worth, importance, or value of something or someone. 2. may be used as a...

ATTITUDE SCALES

Psychological instruments designed to measure personal attitudes on a variety of topics and issues.Typically, attitude scales contain a set of statements which represent different...

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