JAMES, WILLIAM (1842-1910)

James, probably America’s most influential psychologist, was born of an eminent family in New York City and studied in Switzerland and Germany. On his...

JOIE DE VIVRE

French: joy of living, it is the pleasure or sense of enjoyment in life.

JUVENILE PARESIS

A brain disorder caused by congenital syphilis.In the juvenile form of paresis the spirochete infection is transmitted from mother to fetus after the fifth...

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

The courts and other government entities involved in the adjudication of cases involving minors.

JOUISSANCE

enjoyment or pleasure that's something more than mere satisfaction of instincts. Such pleasure is seen as subversive and destabilizing force.

JACKSONIAN MARCH

An older name for clonic motor movements in one region or side of the body that start in one muscle group and then move...

JONAH COMPLEX

inhibition of becoming entirely self-actualized for fear of facing new challenges and situations.

JOB CRITERION

The standard criteria used for evaluating employees' performance on a specific job; it consists of supervisor's ratings of employees' performance, together with objective measures,...

JUDGE

a person, who assists categorizing or rating ongoing events.

JOHNSON V LOUISIANA

a case resulting in an influential decision establishing that there is no constitutional requirements for states to require juries to be unanimous in...

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