CONCEPTUAL DISORGANIZATION

not relevant, digressive, or confused oral proclamations, often consisting of neologisms and stereotypical words or phrases. Considered one of the primary indicators of disorganized...

INVOLUNTARY ATTENTION

A prominent stimulus and the attention that is captured by it, an example in the field of the visual peripheral tile, rather than deliberately...

SENSITIVITY

1. The capacity to detect and discriminate. 2. The probability that a test gives a positive diagnosis given that a person actually has a...

PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE

Also known as the projective method, projective technique is any personality assessment process that uses a fixed series of random stimuli in the hopes...

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

Social, cultural and environmental influences that affect an individual's or group's mental health and behavior. These may include social situations, relationships, health care and...

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE

is a stereotype (widely held belief) about an individual or group which displays them in a poor light and is normally entirely unrepresentative of...

TANGENTIAL SPEECH

To go straight away from the main subject. The person with this problem is unable to do proper verbal communication due to his inability...

MATURATION HYPOTHESIS

is the theory that some behaviours and genetics are hereditary whereas some arise after the full maturation of organs in the body, such as...

FACILITATED COMMUNICATION

was first developed by Australian educator Rosemary Crosslet (1945 -) in the 1970s as method of enabling the communication of those with potentially dehabilitating...

MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING

in the context of psychotherapies, multicultural counselling is a type of therapy which takes into account both racial and ethnic diversities of the client,...

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