DISJUNCTIVE CONCEPT

A concept based onthe set of attributes that are not needed in every instance. Compare conjunctive concept. See family resemblance.

DISORIENTATION

The impaired ability to identify yourself in relation to time, place and other aspects of your surroundings.

DISSENT

1. Disagreement with the majority of opinion. 2. Disagreement with governement policies. See civil disobedience- passive resistance.

DISTAL EFFECT

The influence a response from an organism has on the environment.

DISTRACTION

An interruption to attention or anything that draws attention away from the primary task.

DISULFIRAM

Drug used to manage alcohol abuse.

DIVIDED CONSCIOUSNESS

State where more than one mental activity is being carried out.See dual task competition.

DOLICHOMORPHIC

A tall thin body.

DOMINANCE HIERARCHY

1. Social psychology. The system with stable linear variations in prestige, status and authority among members. See status relations. 2. Any ordering of motives,...

DON'T-HOLD FUNCTIONS

A cognitive ability such as digit-symbol association that can deteriorate with age.

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