DECISIONAL BALANCE

A way to assess positive and negative consequences of choosing a new behaviour.

DECONTEXTUALIZATION

Process of examining or interpreting something that is separate from the context in which it is embedded.

DEEP STRUCTURE

Anatomy. Any organ that is beneath the surface layers of the body. 2. Transformational generative grammar. Abstract base form of a sentence.

DEFENSIVE ATTRIBUTION

The error or bias in attributing a cause to an event.

DEGENERACY

1. State when a person has reverted to an earlier state of development. 2. Possessing few morals standards normal to society.3. Reverting to a...

DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION

Process of moving people from an institution to a home environment. See community care.

DELAYED MATCHING TO SAMPLE (DMTS)

Involves conditional discrimination where the participant is shown a stimulus then after a short interval is shown 2 stimulus and asked to show which...

DELIRIUM

A state of disturbed consciousness withe a short attention span and disordered thoughts.

DELUSION OF SIN

A situation where the person is convinced he has done unpardonable sins.

DEMING MANAGEMENT METHOD

The approach to management emphasising the role of senior management. Important in total quality management. See Japanese management theory.

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