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...

HOARDING

The drive to save appears to be a dominating characteristic in certain individuals. Such people derive basic satisfaction simply from accumulating money or objects...

HOLISM

A general approach to human behavior based on the view that man is a unified organism in whom biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects are...

HYPOMANIC PERSONALITY

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by a mild degree of exhilaration and overactivity Hypomanics are enthusiastic, gregarious, lively individuals constantly overflowing with ideas, emotions,...

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...

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...

HYSTERICAL PERSONALITY

A personality trait disturbance characterized by immature, self-centered behavior with frequent emotional outbursts and histrionic display.Most hysterical personalities are women. Studies indicate that they...

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...

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...

HOMOSEXUALITY (Female)

Homosexuality is considerably less prevalent among women than among men. In the Kinsey studies (1948, 1953), 28 per cent of women, as contrasted with...

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