DATA COLLECTION

a step-by-step collection of data for sensible reasons or research purposes.

DISTRIBUTIONAL REDUNDANCY

Psychological aesthetics. The development of uncertainty in an artistic pattern by making some elements occur more often than others.

DIATHESIS

The inherited susceptibility to diseases and disorders. See genetic predisoposition.

DEPERSONIFICATION

Treating a person as something they are not.

DIFFUSE THALAMIC PROJECTION SYSTEM (DTPS)

The thalmic nuclei that project fibres to the cerebral cortex. See thalamus.

DISCRETE MEASURE

Measure of a limited value, such as the grade of a student.

DIRECTIVE COUNSELING

The approach to conselling that follows a line relevant to the client. Also called directive psychotherapy.

DISTANCE ZONE

Social psychology. The interpersonal distance we leave between ourselves and other people. See intimate sone- personal distance zone- public distance zone- social zone. See...

DISTANCE VISION

Vision that allows us to see objects more the 6m away.

DIRECT AGGRESSION

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

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