DREAM STATE (D-STATE)

The state of sleep where we dream, and it can be characterized by rapid movement of a human eye during the sleep, that usually...

DECENTRATION

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development where a child slowly moves away from an egocentric world to a world shared with others. Also called...

DISCIPLINE

1. Training used to establish desired habits. 2. Control of conduct by usung punishment and reward. 3. Field of study.

DETERIORATION (Mental Deterioration)

In psychiatry, deterioration denotes a progressive impairment or decline of intellectual and personality functions such as memory, reasoning, concentration, communication, and emotional response.The deteriorated...

DEMONOLOGY

Even before Greek and Roman civilization collapsed under the impact of the barbarian onslaught in the fifth century, the Dark Ages in psychiatric history...

DISTRACTION

An interruption to attention or anything that draws attention away from the primary task.

DEVELOPMENT

The progressive series of change in something.

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

A facility able to evaluate a person's condition.

DRIVE

1. The state of readiness motivating a course of action that is hypothetical in nature. 2. Concept used to understand the mind and the...

DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS

The basic tasks which must be mastered at each stage of life if the individual is to achieve normal development and healthy adjustment. Failure...

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