INVOLUTIONAL DEPRESSION

A depressive episode that occurs during late middle age or menopause and a largely obsolete name for it

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...

INADEQUATE PERSONALITY

Apersonality pattern disturbance characterized by failure to adapt to the occupational, social, emotional, and intellectual demands of life.Although most inadequate individuals have had average...

ILLUMINATION CONDITIONS

Our ability to perform tasks that require visual discrimination is greatly influenced by lighting conditions. But in determining the optimum level of light, the...

ISOLATION EXPERIMENT

Removing an animal from social contact with other members of its species so that it can be observed.

INTEROCEPTIVE CONDITIONING

Pavlovian conditioning. This requires direct access to internal organs, through fistulas, balloons inserted into the digestive tract or implanted electrical devices that present the...

INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (ICF)

Facility providing appropriate levels of nursing and medical care to individuals who do not require the care and treatment provided by a hospital or...

INTERPERSONAL THEORY

Psychoanalysis. Based on a belief that people's interaction with other people, especially significant others and determines the sense of security, self and the dynamisms...

INVARIANT FEATURE

An object that does not change or its characteristic when the object is viewed under different circumstances. Features that are invariant and are unaffected...

INVASIVE

Puncture or incision of the skin and denoting procedures or tests that require an insertion of an instrument or material that is foreign into...

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