DISCIPLINE

1. Training used to establish desired habits. 2. Control of conduct by usung punishment and reward. 3. Field of study.

DECULTURATION

The process where aspects of one culture is lost after contact with another one. Compare acculturation.

DIRECT AGGRESSION

Aggressive behaviour towards a source of anger or frustration. Compare displaced aggression.

DEVELOPMENT

The progressive series of change in something.

DECONTEXTUALIZATION

Process of examining or interpreting something that is separate from the context in which it is embedded.

DECALAGE

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development about the invariant order that cognitive developments occur in. See horizontal or vertical decalage.

DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”)

Discipline is the process of learning to adapt one’s behavior to the requirements of society. It “arises from the need to bring about balance...

DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW

The interview with the mental health professional looking at a person's problems and situations.

DISINTEGRATION OF PERSONALITY

The fragmentation of the personality where the person is longer a unified individual with predictable traits and responses.

DEPENDENCY-SUPPORT SCRIPT

The stragey where care givers consistently meet the needs of an older adult who is receiving care.

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