PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS

The diagnosis of a single or combination of mental disorders.

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION

a kind of observational technique wherein a trained viewer enters the group under analysis as a member, while avoiding a conspicuous role which would...

PERCEPTUAL REPRESENTATION SYSTEM (PRS)

a memory system whose purpose is to recognize items and terms, permitting rapid identification of formerly encountered stimulants. Comprehensions are particularly known in the...

ASYLUM

n. originally, these structures were designed as a refuge for criminals (from Greek asylon, sanctuary). From the 19th century onwards, the terms asylum or...

BEHAVIORAL SEQUENCE

n. a number or combination of behavioral incidents which are geared towards a specific purpose or outcome. Thus, much of the sequence of activities...

BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW

n. as part of the screening process, refers to an interview which elicits a specific reponse on how a person would act in a...

CATEGORIZATION

n. the process of grouping or classifying people, objects, events, and experiences. Usually, these are grouped according to classes based on (1) common characteristics...

CUMULATIVE RECORD

an ongoing document wherein new information is attributed. With regard to conditioning, a collective document is a graph demonstrating the collective amount of replies...

REACTIVITY

The mere fact that an object is observed can change the condition of the object

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