FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

SELECTION

Play of forces that determines the relative reproductive performance of the various genotypes in a population, especially in regard to behavioral or genetic traits...

AMBULATORY SERVICES

cognitive wellness, guidance, or healthcare services offered on an outpatient basis, thus, not requiring the patient to be admitted to the hospital or healthcare...

CYCLIC ILLNESS 1

1. any disorder marked by changing stages. 2. bipolar I disorder wherein both periods of mania and periods of depression take place at varying...

FACTOR METHOD

is a basic and simple term which is used to describe the method during which factors which are extracted from a specific experiment are...

PRIMARY DATA

The data first obtained through observation or experiment prior to analysis and statistical work up.

SEROTONIN

A common monoamine neurotransmitter in the brain and central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract. It is synthesized from the dietary amino acid l.-tryptophan (see tryptophan...

RELATIVE DEPRIVATION

A feeling of deprivation occurring when one compares themselves to another, regardless of objective reality. Se also: social comparison theory.

CULTURAL ADAPTABILITY

the capacity of people or groups to acclimate and come to be used to a separate culture.

ACTUAL SELF

in numerous psychodynamic documents, the actual ego or authentic self as it is at a particular point in time, as compared to an idealized,...

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