SOCIAL PRESSURE

the influence that is exerted on a person or group by another person or group. It includes rational argument, persuasion, conformity and demands. See...

Collectivist and Individualist Cultures

Collectivist cultures tend to use an authoritarian parenting style to instill cultural values or beliefs in the children. On the other hand, individualist cultures...

INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used...

CAPACITY

n. the maximum extent to which an individual is able to receive and retain information such as in mental or intellectual capacity, or to...

BIOSOCIAL

adj. anything which relates to the interaction between biological and social factors. In line with human behavior, it may be used for disorders in...

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE

is a stereotype (widely held belief) about an individual or group which displays them in a poor light and is normally entirely unrepresentative of...

GENDER

Term for the condition of being male or female or neuter. Sex refers to the biological aspects of male and female. Gender implies the...

Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population

Shiraev & Levy (2013) defines culture as, “A set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by a large group of people and usually communicated...

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Definition: A disorder featuring 2 or more distinct personalities that take turns in controlling the person. Used to be called multiple personality disorder. DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER:...

PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS

The opposite of organic factors, functional factors contribute to the development of personality, maintain health and well-being and the structure and course of a...

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