BIOLOGICAL FACTOR

A chemical, physical, neurological or genetic condition that is associated with psychological matters.

BERI BERI

A vitamin deficiency disease which may have psychological as well as physical effects.The disorder was prevalent at one time in the Far East, where...

BLOW JOB

sl. slang term which refers to oral stimulation of the penis. Performed by a partner using the mouth, it begins as part of the...

BRAIN TUMOR DISORDERS

Acute and chronic brain syndromes due to intracranial neoplasms (tumors). These neoplasms, or “new growths,” are of unknown origin and vary greatly in size....

BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. a school of psychology which studies aspects of behavior which are observable and measurable. It makes use of the behavior therory as a...

BIOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY

n. an approach which studies the biological and social background of human behavior. It explores how the biological aspects of nervous, biochemical, and genetic...

BESTIALITY (Zooerasty, Zoophilia)

A sexual deviation in which excitement or gratification is achieved through relations with animals. The term includes actual intercourse as well as stimulation through...

BIOLOGICAL FALLACY

n. the assumption which concludes that all human phenomena can be explained by biological factors and processes. This is viewed by ecological theorists as...

BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG)

Electrical changes, or potentials, occurring during brain activity. The fluctuations are detected through electrodes placed on the skull, and are recorded on a machine...

BUPROPION

An amino-ketone used to treat depression that is made in slow release and immediate relaese forms. Trade names include Wellbutrin and Zyban.

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