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...

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...

COLITIS

There are two principal diseases of the colon, or large intestine: mucous colitis and ulcerative colitis. Since both may be produced or aggravated by...

COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS

A Jungian term denoting the portion of the unconscious which is common to all mankind. It is also called the racial unconscious.In the theory...

CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome)

Maltreatment of children, especially by those entrusted with their care.Child abuse has a long and sordid history, dating back to periods when the father...

COLOR BLINDNESS

A defect in the ability to discriminate between simple colors. John Dalton, the British chemist, who was himself color blind, gave the first accurate...

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...

COLOR CIRCLE

A circular arrangement of chromatic colors in the order in which they appear in the spectrum. The purpose of the arrangement is to show...

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...

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