HOSTILITY

Persistent anger accompanied by an intense urge to retaliate.Hostility is a common feature of normal behavior but may also be a major factor in...

HYPERMNESIA

Extreme retentiveness of memory, excessive memory activity, or unusual clarity of memory images.Hypermnesia occasionally occurs in normal individuals who are undergoing great stress pr...

HABIT

A long-standing pattern oflearned behavior; often contrasted with a specific way. See SET. set, which is a temporary or recently Habit is one of...

HUNGER DRIVE

Hunger has been studied more intensively than any otherdrive, yet its exact mechanism is still in doubt. Newer investigations, however, have added to our...

HOMEOSTASIS

The process of maintaining constancy or equilibrium in the physiological activities of the organism. The normal functioning of all parts of the body is...

HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY)

Erotic relationships between members of the same sex, ranging from sexual fantasies through kissing and mutual masturbation to oral or anal contact.Today it is...

HUMORAL THEORY

The theory that ascribes personality characteristics to the effects of bodily fluids, or “humors.”The humoral theory is the oldest known typology, or descriptive system,...

HEARING (AUDITION)

Despite the claim that 90 per cent of our information input is visual, hearing is a close second to vision in terms of knowledge...

HALLUCINATION

A false perception occurring without external stimulation: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or feeling things that are not there. Transient hallucinations may occur in healthy...

HORNEY, KAREN (1885-1952)

as a Freudian analyst. She came to this country in the early 1930s, and soon after founded an association and training institute which she...

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