BILIRUBIN ENCEPHALOPATHY (Kemicterus)

A toxic brain disorder occurring in infants, due to accumulation in the gall bladder of bilirubin, a red breakdown product of hemoglobin. The condition...

BINET, ALFRED (1857-1911)

Binet, originator of the first true intelligence test, was born in Nice, France. Though trained as a lawyer, he never practiced that profession but...

BACKGROUND

n. 1. in perception, an aspect of the environment that forms a setting for the primary stimuli. See also figure-ground. 2. also refers to...

BAD IS STRONGER THAN GOOD

refers to the tendency for negative events, information, or feedback to have more impact or influence on emotions, thoughts, and behavior than an experience...

BALDWIN, JAMES MARK

(1861-1934) U.S. psychologist. Baldwin earned his doctorate at Princeton University in 1887, after studying under James McCosh (1811-1895). He had spent a year traveling...

BAR GRAPH

n. a method of displaying statistical data through rectangular bars which vary in length and height. These bars are separated by spaces to make...

BAROTITIS

n. a problem of the middle ear caused by exposure to an environment of differing atmospheric pressure. Inflammatory in nature, this disorder is characterized...

BASAL SKIN RESISTANCE

n. a measure of the electrical resistance of human skin in a subject who is in the resting state. One of its criteria is...

BASIC NORDIC SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE (BNSQ)

n. in questionnaire form, this standardized test applies a five-point quantitative scale. Designed to measure sleep disturbance, it measures the frequency of interrupted sleep...

BASKING IN REFLECTED GLORY (BIRG-ING)

n. in social psychology, refers to the tendency to associate one's self with the success attained by others as though it were your own....

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