INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used...

IMITATION

Copying the behavior of another person, animal, or object.Imitation does not receive as much attention in current psychology as it once did, probably because...

INSULIN SHOCK THERAPY

treatment for serious mental disorders in which prolonged periods of coma are induced by heavy doses of insulin.The technique was developed by the Austrian...

INTERROGATIVE SUGGESTIBILITY

The degree to which an individual is susceptible to suggestive questioning. (a) degree to which an individual will respond to leading questions. (b) to...

INTIMACY

A state of extreme interpersonal emotional closeness such that each party's personal space can be entered without causing discomfort and by any of the...

ITINERANT TEACHER

a commiting teacher, who travels to a couple of schools or classrooms as to provide specialized instruction for children.

INCEST

Sexual activity between persons of closer blood relationship than the culture allows.The degree of relationship varies considerably from society to society. In some societies...

INCORPORATION

An unconscious process, sometimes termed a defense mechanism, in which the qualities of another person are taken in, or “in gested,” through physical contact,...

INTRAPERSONAL

Operating and describing factors or constructs occurring within the person, with things such as decisions, attitudes, self esteem, self concept or self regulation.

INDIVIDUAL TEST

A psychological test that is given to one subject at a time. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the Stanford-Binet Test...

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