GERIATRICS

the branch of medicine that deals with old age and the treatment of physical and mental disorders in older adults. See GEROCOMY.

GROUP PRESSURE

This term applies to any direct or indirect social pressure that is exerted by a group on its individual members to influence their choices...

GORDON DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (GDS)

an assessment device aiding in diagnosis of attention deficit disorders. Gives information about ability to sustain attention and exert control in a continuous...

GENETIC CONSTRAINTS ON LEARNING

the name that is given to the concept that was prominent from the 1960s to the early 1980s where species- typical factors restrict...

GOOD OBJECT

an early object representation derived from splitting an object into parts with positive and negative qualities. Forms the core of a child's immature ego....

GENE SPLICING

A technique of inserting genetic material in the form of dna into an existing DNA molecule. Commonly performed in genetic engineering when genetic material...

GROUP-SERVING BIAS

The cognitive tendencies that contribute to an overvaluing of a person's group, particularly the tendency to credit the group for its successes but to...

GRADATION METHOD

the term for the psychophysical technique of measuring change in small equal units.

GLOBAL RATING

the name given for a rating based upon the rater's integration of many attributes into a single unified rating. Global ratings are vague in...

GAMMA WAVE

Electroencephalography. Type of brain wave that tends to be irregular, low in amplitude, fast, ranging from 20 to 70 Hz and with power peaking...

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