HOMOSEXUALITY (Male)

Male homosexuality, like female homosexuality, takes a number of forms: the latent type, in which there is an attraction to men but no overt...

HYPOCALCEMIA

An endocrine disorder most commonly caused by removal or damage to the parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy. Damage to these glands may also result from...

HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS)

A permanent or relatively permanent impairment inHEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS)brain functions resulting from a severe blow to the head. Chronic, or “post- traumatic,”...

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...

HYPOCHONDRIASIS

Persistent, excessive concern with one’s state of healthaccompanied by various bodily complaints even though no organic pathology can be found.The reaction may be focused...

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...

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...

HYPOGLYCEMIA, IDIOPATHIC

Aform of hypoglycemia, or low blood- sugar level, that occasionally runs in families.Children who are afflicted with this disorder not only show the usual...

HEARING

Theories of hearing must explain both the wide range of pitch—from 20 to 20,000 cycles per second—and the full range of intensity or loudness...

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,...

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