CARTESIAN COORDINATE SYSTEM

n. In geometry, refers to a system of locating points and elements in a Euclidean (three-dimensional) space using coordinates. This coordinate system indicates the...

CONFLICT

noun. 1. with regard to psychology, the conflict of differing or contrastive feeling-based or inspirational drives in the same person. 2. with regard to...

CONCRETE THINKING

cognitions centered directly upon automatic encounters and certain items or occurrences. Observed frequently in youths, but also in those affected by schizophrenic disorder or...

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...

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...

CULTURAL GENOCIDE

deteriorating toward a culture's history, morals, and traditions, typically by some other, superior culturally-based group of people.

CANALIZATION

n. in evolutionary genetics, refers to the repression of variation by containing them within narrow bounds. In neurology, refers to greater ease in transmission...

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...

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

The scientific study of the behavior and development of the child from the time of conception to the beginning of adolescence.At the present time...

CONSISTENCY THEORY

introduced by American psychologist Fritz Heider, a category of social psychological theory postulating that individuals are primarily driven by a craving for the retention...

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