LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

FALSE BELIEF

has a wide range of potential definitions mostly dependent on the application to real-life, for example, in an psychological application, false beliefs are internal...

FIRST-ORDER FACTOR

Used in factor analysis. Any factors that are derived from the correlation among the manifest variables, as opposed to second- order factors, which are...

FREE-FLOATING ATTENTION

Found in psychoanalysis and in other forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the analyst's or therapist's state of evenly suspended attention during the therapeutic session. Also...

FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION

a term given to the restriction or lack of ability in performing an action or activity.

GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION

the name of a disorder that has known physical causes and observable physical psycho

GONADOSTAT THEORY

the name of the mechanism that is associated with the initiation of puberty where ovarian or testicular hormones regulate hypothalamic and pituitary secretions. Proposed...

INTEROCEPTIVE STIMULUS

the term that is applied to the stimulus arising from inside an organism. Examples of this stimulus includes headache, stomach ache and hunger pangs....

INTRAPSYCHIC CONFLICT

Opposing forces and the clash of them within the psyche, it is a psychoanalytic theory such as wishes, agencies or conflicting drives. It is...

ITEM VALIDITY

In a test or experiment the extent to which an individual item measures what it purports to measure.

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