DECEPTION

1. Distortion of facts. 2. Animal behaviour. Where false information is provided to others so the individual has more resources for itself.

DECISIVE MOMENT

Psychotherapy. Moment a client makes a momentous decision.

DECUSSATION

A crossing or an intersection that looks like the letter X.

DEFECT

A error, fault, missing element. See congenital defect- genetic defect.

DEFENSIVENESS

The tendency to be sensitive to comments and criticism and to deny them.

DEGRADED STIMULUS

A stimulus, visual or auditory that has had a noise added to it that makes it harder to percieve.

DEJA PENSE

The feeling where you have had the same thoughts before even you haven't.

DELAYED REINFORCEMENT

Reinforcement that happens after a response. Delay may be signaled or unsignaled.

DELTA ALCOHOLISM

The fourth stage of alcoholism wher a person drinks everyday and control over intake is not totally gone. See alpha, beta, gamma and epsilon...

DELUSIONAL SYSTEM

A group of logically connected delusions of a person.

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