HALFWAY HOUSE

This type of facility is “based on the assumption that experience in a protected setting can significantly increase the ex-patient’s chances of remaining out...

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...

HYDROCEPHALY

An enlargement of the head resultingfrom excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles (open spaces) of the brain (internal hydrocephaly) or, less often,...

HYPNAGOGIC STATE

The drowsy, trancelike state between sleeping and waking.During the hypnagogic period some people experience transient, dreamlike fantasies which have been termed hypnagogic hallucinations. Suggestibility...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

HEPATOLENTICULAR DEGENERATION

A rare disorder involving severe damage to the brain and liver due to a deficiency of copper metabolism. It is one of the causes...

HALL, G. (GLANVILLE) STANLEY

Hall, a pioneer in educational psychology, was bom in Massachusetts, and graduated from Williams College.He then attended the Union Theological Seminary and the University...

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