DESTRUCTIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Using negative methods to resolve interpersonal disagreements. Compare constructive conflicy resolution.

DETERMINANT

The external or internal condition that causes and event to occur.

DEUTERO- (DEUTER- DEUT-)

The combining form of second or secondary. See colour blindness.

DEVELOPMENTAL READINESS

A person's state of preparedness to do a given task or a grade level.

DEVIATION SCORE

The raw score that is subtracted from the mean.

DIABETIC GASTROPATHY

Stomach disorder due to the effects of diabetes on the autonomic nervous system. See gastric neuropathy.

DIAGNOSTICITY

The value of information gained from an interaction, feedback or event by a person seeking self-knowledge.

DIATHESIS

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

DICHROMATISM

Partial colour blindness where the eye only contains 2 types of cone photopigment.

DIFFERENTIAL APTITUDE TESTS (DAT)

Tests used for educational and vocational counselling of students in grades 7 to 12.

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