DISCOVERY LEARNING

Learning that we get by solving problems and formulating hypotheses.

DEFINITE ARTICLE

Linguistics. An article used with noun to define something. Compare indefinite article.

DRUG EDUCATION

The way to inform people about the various effects of chemical agents on the body.

DARWINIAN FITNESS

proposed by Charles Darwin, the general achievement of a certain living being or genotype in generating viable offspring, which is established via natural selection.

DENDRITIC BRANCHING

Patttern of dendrites from a neuron.

DEFENSE MECHANISM

Classical psychoanalytical theory. The unconscious reaction the ego uses to protect itself from anxiety arising from psychic conflict. Also called escape mechanism. See avoidance-...

DAH TEST

abbreviated form of Machover Draw A House Test.

DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATION

A theory looking at the behaviour of an individual and how it is influenced by those around them.

DEVELOPMENTAL NORM

The skills and level of achievement associated with a stage of development.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

1. Process of deciding which of 2 diseases are showing overlapping systems. 2. Distinction between 2 or more similar conditions by identifying the critical...

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