DYSBASIA

Having a difficulty of walking due to a neurological or psychological disorder.

DYAD (DIAD)

1. a pair of individuals. 2. Two people are closely interdependent mainly on an emotional level. See social dyad.

DYNAMIC APPROACH

Dynamic psychology and psychiatry approach the study of human behavior by examining underlying forces of motivation. This approach contrasts with the descriptive approach, which...

DOMAIN-GENERAL ABILITY

The cognitive ability that will influence performance over a wide range of tasks.

DELTOID

The muscle that covers the shoulder and is used in raising your arm to the side.

DUAL PROCESS THEORY

1. A theory that response to stimuli allows control of behaviour in 2 stages. 2. Memoery theory. Operation of 2 different processes in recognition...

DENTAL PATTERN

The arrangement of teeth in the mouth.

DEHYDRATION REACTION

A disturbance in behavior resulting from an insufficiency of water, classified as a metabolic disorder.In addition to intense thirst sensations, dehydration produces widespread cellular...

DIRECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY

An eclectic procedure developed by Frederick C. Thorne, in which the therapist provides the type of treatment needed at each stage of the process...

DISULFIRAM

Drug used to manage alcohol abuse.

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