GLOBAL AMNESIA

a form of amnesia that encompasses verbal and non-verbal information and occurs regardless of the modality the information is presented. See also transient global...

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)

the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and...

GYNECOLOGY

the name given to the branch of medicine that is concerned with diseases and disorders of the reproductive organs of women.

GENETIC EPISTEMOLOGY

name of the experimental study of the development of knowledge that was started by Jean Piaget.

GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY

the involuntary movement of contents in the gastrointestinal tract. It is made by alternating contraction and relaxation of muscle fibres that makeup the walls...

GROUP SOCIALIZATION THEORY

Theory of development of personality where children are socialised by peers and influence from adults filters down to the peer groups. Children seek to...

GENERAL ABILITY

a term that is used to describe the measurable ability believed to underlie skill in handling all types of intellectual tasks. See general factor.

GROUP INTERVIEW

The meeting where one or more questioners ask information from two or more respondents in an experimental or real-life situation. This method encourages the...

GENOTYPE-ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS

3 types of effects proposed. 1. Passive from biologically related parents. 2. Evocative from responses elicited by others. 3. active from selection of environments...

GLUE SNIFFING

a form of substance abuse where the fumes of certain adhesives mainly plastic model glue are inhaled for their stimulant effect and euphoria. Toluene...

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