GUILT CULTURE

term applied to the trend or organising principle in a society that is characterised by the use of guilt in order to promote socially...

GYMNEMIC ACID

The name of an extract of the Indian plant Gymnema sylvestris that is noted for its capacity to block sweet taste. It is one...

GAF SCALE

Abbreviation of global assessment of functioning that is a numerical scale from 1 -100 used by mental health practitioners.

GAME THEORY

model or paradigm used to understand the dynamics associated with personal conflict. Often used in theoretical modelling and empirical studies.

GANGLIOSIDOSIS

the name for the disorder of metabolising lipids and is marked by an accumulation of gangliosides in the nervous system. Taysachs disease is an...

GASTROCOLIC REFLEX

the name of the reflex wave of contraction that passes along the colon when food enters a fasting stomach or even in anticipation of...

GEGENHALTEN

a German term used in neurology for the involuntary resistance to passive movement of the extremities. The German translation is resisting.

GENDER DIFFERENCES

the term applied to the typical differences between men and women that is often specific to a particular culture where domains as careers, communication,...

GENE KNOCKOUT

deliberate inactivation of a gene to better understand its function. Uses genetic engineering where scientists will replace a normal gene with a defective gene...

GENERAL LINEAR MODEL

large class of statistical techniques including regression analysis, analysis of variance and correlational analysis that describe the relationship between a dependent variable and one...

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