DAY HOSPITAL (Day Care Program)

A mental hospital program organized on a daytime basis. The patients come to the hospital in the morning, receive practically all the care and...

DEFENSE MECHANISM (Ego Defense Mechanism)

An adjustive reaction, typically habitual and unconscious, employed to protect oneself from anxiety, guilt, or loss of self-esteem.In the course of his development, every...

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...

DELAYED REACTION

An experimental technique for determining whether an animal or young child can remember the solution to a problem after a lapse of time. The...

DELIRIUM TREMENS

An acute psychotic reaction occurring in chronic alcoholics following a prolonged drinking bout. The disturbance may also occur after a sudden withdrawal of alcohol...

DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT

Darwin, whose theory of evolution has had a profound influence on psychology, was born in ShrewsburyEngland, the son of a doctor and grandson of...

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...

DECEPTION CLUE

A feature of behaviour that shows an individual is not telling the truth.

DECLARATIVE

The sentence or clause that makes a statement and not a question. See indicative.

DEDIFFERENTIATION

A loss of specialisation and functional abilities.

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