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...

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...

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...

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...

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,”...

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...

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,...

HALO EFFECT

The tendency to allow one characteristic of an individual to influence our judgment of other characteristicsThe halo effect may work positively or negatively. If...

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...

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