DEVALUATION

The defence mechanism that denies the importance of someone or something.

DIPHENHYDRAMINE

A sedating histamine used to suppress allergic responses.

DEVELOPMENT

The progressive series of change in something.

DISTAL STIMULUS

The object that acts or stimulates a sense organ. Also called distal variable. Compare proximal stimulus.

DUMMY VARIABLE CODING

A way of assigning numerical values to a categorical variable so that it reflects class membership.

DATE-RAPE DRUG

a drug which is slyly given to inhibit awareness or memory for the intent of carnal exploitation of the sufferer. These drugs are frequently...

DECATASTROPHIZING

Technique used to people with irrational fears by exploring the reality of the situation.

DEPTH FROM MOTION

This is a depth cue as an object moves across our retina. These are effective if there are many moving objects.

DEVELOPMENTAL TEST OF VISUAL-MOTOR INTEGRA

A measure of visuomotor development where the particpant copies increasingly difficult designs.

DIGIT SPAN

An attention test to see how many numbers a person is able to remember. There is a forward and backward assessment. Forward measures immediate...

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