NIHILISM (Nihilistic Delusion)

In psychiatry, the delusion of nonexistence. The patient believes he no longer exists, that his mind or a part of his body is missing,...

NEGATIVE OEDIPUS COMPLEX

In the context of psychoanalytic theory, the negative Oedipus complex is the inverse of the Oedipus complex in which young boys will desire their...

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE

is a stereotype (widely held belief) about an individual or group which displays them in a poor light and is normally entirely unrepresentative of...

NATURAL GROUP

describes any group which is formed through natural social processes which are typical of the society in which the group is found. For example,...

NONSENSE SYLLABLE

postulated by Hermann Ebbinghaus, any three-letter non-word utilized in acquisition and memory analyses to study the acquisition of objects which don't already have meaning...

NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania)

A sexual deviation in females consisting of an excessive or insatiable desire for gratification.In nymphomaniacs, the desire for sexual stimulation and gratification is so...

NEUROTIC DEPRESSIVE REACTION (Reactive Depression)

An acute depression precipitated by an intensely distressing situation such as loss of a job, death of a loved person, or financial setback. The...

NORMATIVE COMPLIANCE

changes in a person's actions stemming from normative influence.

NATIVISM

is the philosophical position that the mind or brain has certain innate structures present which play a role in the creation of knowledge. Equally,...

NEGATIVE EMOTION

is usually an unpleasant or unhappy emotion which is evoked in individuals to express a negative affect towards an event or person.

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