FROMM, ERICH (1900—)

The United States in 1933. In his widely read books—Escape from Freedom (1941), Man for Himself (1947), The Sane Society (1955), The Art of...

FROTTAGE

A sexual deviation in which excitement or gratification is repeatedly obtained by men through pressing or rubbing against women in elevators, subways, or other...

FRUCTOSURIA

A rare familial disease involving the metabolism of fructose (fruit sugar) and resulting in mental retardationThe disorder is probably transmitted by a single recessive...

FUGUE STATE

An amnesic dissociated state characterized by physical flight from an unbearable situation.A fugue is a more extreme form of escape than the more common...

FAMILY CARE

The object of family care is to provide for patients who no longer need the specialized services of a hospital but still require some...

FIGURAL AFTEREFFECTS

There are two principal types of aftereffect: the apparent distortion of a figure following prolonged inspection, and the effect of inspection of one figure...

FIGURE DRAWING TEST

A projective personality test based on the interpretation of drawings of the human figureThe test is based on the assumption that these figures and...

FOLIE A. DEUX

A functional psychotic reaction in which two persons who have long been intimately associated come to share the same delusions.The first hospital case was...

FORCED CHOICE

A testing technique that requires the subject to make a choice between two or more favorable or unfavorable alternatives. This technique was developed as...

FRANZ, SHEPHERD IVORY

Chiefly noted for his studies of brain functions, Franz did his undergraduate and graduate work at Columbia University, except for a year of study...

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