DIRECT PERCEPTION

A theory that we can perceive an object on distal stimulus alone. See ecological perception. Compare constructivism.

DISCOVERY METHOD

A teaching method where students bexperience the processby way of experiments and reasoning.

DISARRANGED-SENTENCE TEST

A test where a sentence is put in the correct order.

DAUBERT HEARING

an official demonstration and evaluation of facts which is engaged in by American federal courts to establish whether or not an alleged expert's testament...

DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE (DIS)

The structured interview used to assess a person's symptoms.

DISSOCIATIVE PROCESS

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

DFFITS

Used in regression analysis to diagnose problems.

DEFICIENCY LOVE (D-LOVE)

Abraham Maslow's humanistic psychology. Love that oriented by fulfillment and featuring dependency. Compare being love.

DISORGANIZED BEHAVIOR

Any behaviour that is self contradictory or inconsistent.

DEFENSE

Features and behaviour that deters other animals from harming it.

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