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...

COLOR REACTIONS

The most important fact here is that the organism as a whole, and not just the visual system, is involved in our reactions to...

CHOLINERGIC

Activated or transmitted by acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the two types of “chemical transmitters” in the nervous system; the other type includes adrenalin...

COLOR SOLID

A three-dimensional figure representing all degrees and combinations of hue, saturation, and brightness in the perception of color; also called the color cone, color...

CINGULATE GYRUS (Literally “ring- shaped ridge”)

The cortical part of the limbic system of the brain, lying just above the corpus callosum (plate 1).Although the functions of this structure are...

CIRCUMSTANTIALITY

Circuitous, “labyrinthine” speech; the inclusion of numerous trivial and often irrelevant details in relating an incident, explaining a point, or answering a question. The...

CIVILIAN CATASTROPHE REACTIONS

Transient situational personality disorders resulting from severely traumatic experiences in civilian life, classified by the American Psychiatric Association (1952) under the subheading “Gross Stress...

CLANG ASSOCIATION

An association of words or ideas by similarity of sound.Young children often use clang associations when they talk or sing to themselves. A typical...

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”...

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...

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