CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

A field of psychology devoted to psychological methods of diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, as well as research into the causes of...

CAREER CHOICE

n. the selection of a particular path or vocation in terms of career. This is usually influenced by parental guidance, vocational counseling, and training...

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

As used here, character development refers to the development of conscience, moral concepts, religious values, and social attitudes in the child. Research on these...

CONSUMER CHARACTERISTICS

character traits or people or masses of people engaged in acquiring, using, and throwing away economic services and goods, inclusive of the decision-making procedures...

CARTESIAN DUALISM

n. a principle which essentially states that the mind and body are non-identical. The body (and brain) are made of extended, divisible substance, while...

CULTURAL UNIVERSALISM

the stance that the morals, ideas, and actions symptomatic of different cultures can be seen, perceived, and evaluated in correlation with universal criteria. Commonly...

CHILD PSYCHIATRY

The study, treatment, and prevention of psychiatric disorders of childhood—including transient reactions, habit disturbances, conduct disturbances, neurotic traits, neuroses, and psychoses.The psychiatric disorders of...

CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY

The nondirective approach developed by Carl Rogers, in which psychotherapy is viewed as an opportunity for the patient to grow and “become a person”...

CASE HISTORY

n. a complete record of information containing all data about a patient's medical or psychological condition. It may cover health, family, and social history,...

COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP

the interplay between therapist and patient wherein the union is of a professional nature, but also marked by sympathy, understanding, and validity, with the...

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