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term that was identified in 1948 by US educational theorist Kenneth D. Benne, 1908-1992 and 20th-century US social psychologist Paul Sheats following studies of...

INTERGLUTEAL SEX

The name describing coitus in which the penis is placed between the cheeks of the buttocks, without entry into the vagina or anus.

INTERMETAMORPHOSIS SYNDROME

This the name that is given to the misidentification syndrome characterised by delusions that some people have been transformed both physically and psychologically into...

INTERNAL INEQUITY

Name for the situation where employers compensate certain employees at levels that are unfair relative to other employees in the same organization. Compare external...

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (IUPSYS)

Affiliation of professional psychological organisations to develop the exchange of ideas and scientific information between psychologists from different countries and to organise international congresses...

INTERPERSONAL GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

a group approach to treating psychological, behavioural and emotional problems emphasising the curative influence of interpersonal learning. Also called interactive group psychotherapy.

INTERPRETIVE RESPONSE

a reply by the therapist that will summarise the meaning or motive of a statement by the client.

INTERSTITIAL CELL

The spaces that are between other tissues and any cells that fill them and other structures. The testis and the interstitial cells that surround...

INTERVIEW

A conversation that is directed in which a clinician, employer, therapist, researcher or (the interviewer) intends to elicit specific information from an individual (the...

INTRACONSCIOUS PERSONALITY

Identity disorder and the dissociative phenomenon in which one functioning personality on a level that is subconscious and aware of the thoughts and outer...

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