KETAMINE

a drug closely related to phenicyclidine. Disorientation and perceptual distortions may result from its use.

KERNICTERUS

It is characterized by severe jaundice and has the potential of causing severe damage to the central nervous system. It is a congenital disorder...

KAUFMAN ADOLESCENT AND ADULT INTELLIGENCE TEST (KAIT)

It yields scores that reflect these two kinds of abilities and the intelligence based upon the theory of fluid and crystallized abilities. In can...

KLISMAPHILIA

See paraphilia, an interest in and arousal from the use of enemas in sexual activity.

KNOWING

Know procedure, see remember

KNOWLEDGE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

A positive attitude toward a friend may assist in attributing that person's negative behaviour to situational factors rather that personal characteristics, and the role...

KAPPA EFFECT

the interaction between the perceived duration of a stimulus and the spatial extent of the stimulus. When a small visual stimulus and a large...

K-STRATEGY

Populations of K strategists expand to the maximum size that the habitat can support its carrying capacity or K. The strategy implies that the...

KRAFFT-EBING, RICHARD VON(1840-1902)

Krafft-Ebing, chiefly noted for his study of sexual pathology, was born in Mannheim, Germany, and studied at Prague, Heidelberg, and Zurich. After serving as...

KONIG BARS

Visual acuity is assessed by a grating pattern of black and white bars, Karl Rudolf Konig 1832-1901 German born French physicist

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