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...

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...

IMAGELESS THOUGHT

Thinking that occurs without the aid of visual imagesDuring the 1880s and 90s most psychologists believed that thinking always involved images. They held that...

IMAGINARY COMPANION

A fictitious person, animal or object created by a child, usually between the ages of two and a half and four and a half,...

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...

IMMATURE PERSONALITY

A personality trait disturbance characterized by childish emotional and behavior patterns.Immature personalities are found at every age. Typically these individuals have little control over...

IMPOTENCE

A male sexual disorder consisting of inability to achieve full gratification. In psychiatry impotence is classified as a psychophysiologic reaction of the genitourinary system.Impotence...

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...

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...

IN VIVO EXPOSURE THERAPY

A person is exposed to situations provoking anxiety in a real world condition to try to master the anxiety and be able to function...

Latest news