DYSSPERMIA

An impairment in the structure or function of spermatozoa.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

Branch of psycholinguistics looking at language acquired by children.

DYNAMIC PSYCHOLOGY

1. Any system of psychology that looks at drive and motivation. 2. Theory of psychology emphasising causation and motivation relating to behaviour. See SOR...

DIFFERENTIAL CONDITIONING

Pavlovian experiment where 2 or more stimuli are used where only 1 will produce an outcome.

DYSPHAGIA

An impairment to swallowing.

DETOXIFICATION

A procedure where toxins are removed from the body and medication may be required to eae the withdrawal of toxins such as drugs and...

DISSOCIATIVE PROCESS

A process disrupting normal integrative functions of memory, consciousness or perception of the environment. See dissociative disorders.

DETERMINANT OF ELABORATION

A factor influencing the amount of elaboration when encountering attitude relevant information. See elaboration likelihood model.

DELUSIONAL JEALOUSY

A feeling that your partner is unfaithful. Formerly called amourous paranoia. Also called morbid jealousy- Othello sysndrome or delusion- pathological jealousy.

DISTRIBUTED PRACTICE

Learning procedure where periods of learning are separated by periods of lebgthy periods of rest. Also called distribution of practice- spaced learning- spaced practice.

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