KNOCKDOWN

a laboratory animal in which specific genes are present but unexpressed

KOLA NUT (COLA NUT)

The active ingredient is caffeine, which comprises about 1.5% of the dry weight of the nut. Kola was discovered for the Western world in...

KOFFKA, KURT (1886-1941)

Koffka, the major spokesman for Gestalt psychology, received his psychological training at the University of Berlin and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1908. Two...

KINESTHETIC SENSE (Movement Sense)

Kinesthesis, literally “feeling of movement,” is the sense that provides the brain with information concerning the contracting and stretching of our muscles. This information...

KINETIC INFORMATION

Other body language clues used in making an evaluation of a client or patient in a clinical assessment and therapy the observed gestures and...

KUNDT'S RULES

When bisecting a horizontal line using one eye, the observer tends to place the midpoint too near the nasal side of the eye, distances...

KIRKBRIDE, THOMAS (1809-83)

Kirkbride, a pioneer in American psychiatry, obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, then served as physician in several mental institutions for...

KOPFERMANN CUBES

A hexagon equally divided into six triangles is one example. The gestalt principles of perception of two dimensional triangles rather than sides of a...

KINSHIP

Notions of who is and who is not kin may vary considerably from one culture to another. In patriarchal societies one's mother's closest blood...

KARYOTYPE

It is a photograph of an individuals chromosomes which shows them in an ordered numbered array. It is the chromosomal constitution of a cell,...

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