DENDROPHILIA

A paraphilia featuring an attraction to trees sexually.

DISPLAY

Presenting stimulus to the senses.

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...

DAYDREAMING (Fantasy)

A waking fantasy or reverie; the free play of thought or imagination.Daydreaming is classed as a form of autistic thinking, since the individual’s imagination...

DUAL-STORE MODEL OF MEMORY

Concept that memory is a 2 stage process comprising short term and long term memory. Also called dual memory theory.

DEMASCULINIZATION

Not enough androgens are present for a foetus to develop normal masculine traits.

DETOUR PROBLEM

Used in problem solving by looking at indirect or circuitous solutions as the most direct solution is blocked.

DOUBLE-AGENTRY

A situation arising where the therapist is in conflict of demands and interests with their allegiance to the patient. See conflict of interest.

DIFFICULTY VALUE

The difficulty of a test item related to the number of people who give the correct answer.

DIRECTED MOVEMENT

Movement toward a goal.

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