LEADERLESS GROUP

A group who does not, at the time (in context), have a leader or figurehead through which executive decisions are typically made. In some...

LIFE SPACE

a representation of the factors affecting an individuals life. These factors include environmental, biological, social and psychological factors which can they define the individuals...

LINGUA FRANCA

a language used commonly between different people whom have different mother tongues, hence they form their own as a compromise in order to communicate.

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

LOVE WITHDRAWAL

a form of emotional blackmail during which parents threaten to remove their love to their children if they are disobedient and misbehave.

LOVEMAP

first proposed by New Zealand born psychologist John Money, the love map is an individuals mental image of their ideal partner and their associated...

LOVE SCALE

a measurement of one individuals feeling of love and devotion to another individual. There are various different scales which attempt to rationalise the process...

LEUPROLIDE

a hormone which blocks the actions of androgens and oestrogens in the human body used in the treatment of tumours, precocious puberty and advanced...

LIPOSTATIC HYPOTHESIS

a hypothesis that implies long-term food intake is regulated by the concentration of fats (otherwise known as lipids) in the blood. During low concentrations...

LESBIAN FEMINISM

a theology which focuses on the right of women to have the right to control and then identify as the sex of their own...

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