DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms.

DYNAMIC FORMULATION

The attempt to organise a clients information so the therapist can better treat and understand the client.

DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

1. A committed 2 person relationship. 2. Relationship between therapist and client.

DELUSION OF POVERTY

The belief that a person has when they think they will soon be destitute.

DEPERSONALIZATION

The state of mind where the self appears to be unreal.

DEJA VU

The feeling that an event has happened before. See false memory.

DISPLAY-CONTROL COMPATIBILITY

Ergonomics. The design principle where controls and the corresponding displays shoild be compatible on dimensions of size, colour and location. See control function logic-...

DATA-DRIVEN PROCESS

a cognitive process that centers mainly upon the tangible traits of a stimulant in contrast to its meaning.

DESENSITIZATION

A reduction in reactivity to stimuli. See covert desensitisation- in vivo desensitisation- systematic desensitisation.

DENOTATIVE MEANING

The literal meaning of a word or phrase.

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