DEMONOLATRY

Worship of devils or demons. See satanism- witchraft.

DENDROPHILIA

A paraphilia featuring an attraction to trees sexually.

DEOXYCORTICOSTERONE

A potent corticoid hormone that is the precursor corticosterone.

DEPLETIVE TREATMENT

Treatment involving weakening an organism by depleting it of a harmful substance.

DEPRIVATION INDEX

Measure of the degree of inadequacy in a child's intellectual environment.

DEREALIZATION

State characterised by a sense of unreality such as 'This can't be happening'.

DESCENDING PATHWAY

A neural pathway from ahigher centre.

DESIGN FOR THE AVERAGE

The principle that says all equipment that is designed for a person to use should suit the average and not the extremes. Compare design...

DESYMBOLIZATION

A way to deprive symbols of accepted meanings and replacing them a distorted idea.

DETERMINISM

1. Philosophy. Taking the psoition that all events are the results of an antecedent cause or other force. See causality. 2. Psychology. Taking the...

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