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...

COCAINE HABITUATION

Psychological dependence on cocaine resulting in habitual use.Cocaine, a drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant and long used as a local...

CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945)

Cannon, America’s foremost physiologist, was associated with the Harvard Medical School during his entire career—first as student, then as instructor and professor. His professional...

COMPENSATION

The tendency to develop strength in one area to offset weakness in anotherCompensation may be a deliberate, conscious reaction, an unconscious defense mechanism, or...

CATECHOLAMINE HYPOTHESIS

Some depressions but not all are can be categorised as being caused by a decrease in catecholamines, mainly norepinephrines.

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...

CAUSAL MECHANISM

n. the physical, if not the most immediate, means of bringing about the desired effect. For instance, other than using lock-and-key, it is turning...

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory)

A state of conflict occurring when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. Dissonance theory holds that the conflict produces feelings of discomfort...

CONFIDENCE INTERVAL

a fluctuating scale of values, utilized for approximating the value of a populace quantity from information acquired in a test example, with a predetermined,...

CATTELL, JAMES iMcKEEN (1860- 1944)

Cattell did more than any psychologist of his time to advance the cause of experimental psychology in this country. He learned his basic techniques...

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