JONAH COMPLEX

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

JUVENILISM

To be attracted sexually to children or adolescents. See ephebophilia, pedophilia

JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

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

JANET'S TEST

tactile-sensibility test in which participants respond affirmatively or negatively when asked if they feel the touch of the examiner's fingers.

JET LAG

a maladjustment of circadian rhythms, which requires several days for adjusting rest, work, eating, body temperature and adrenocortical secretion cycles to local time.

JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND HEALTH

In 1955, Congress passed the Mental Health Study Act, which directed the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health to determine the mental health...

JOINT PROBABILITY

the probability for two events occurring simultaneously.

JIGSAW METHOD

a technique, initially created to alleviate prejudice and hostility among students in descgregrated schools; it fosters cooperation and team-work.

JIRYAN

a syndrome related to culture, found mainly in India with symptoms similar to those of shen-k'eui.

JUNK SCIENCE

It is a cause of concern because judges, attorneys and juries often lack the scientific training to identify unsound research, the research is invalid...

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