NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

is an evaluation typically carried out by a health professional which looks at the extent of brain damage.

NEUROTIC NEEDS

in the context of psychoanalytic theory, are the excessive drives and demands which individuals who are classed with neurotic tendencies use to defend themselves...

NEUTRALIZATION

in the context of psychoanalytic theory, it is the use the sexual and aggressive energy in problem solving, creative imagination, scientific inquiry instead of...

NIGHT HOSPITAL

is a unit found within a main hospital (usually) which provides its services during the evening.

NITROUS OXIDE

was first isolated in 1772 by British chemist Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804) which is still used as an analgesic gas for patients normally...

NODAL POINT

defines the point on the optical axis of the eye where it connects in the visual field with their projections on the retina.

NOMINAL FALLACY

is a false belief that a phenomenon is understood if its named or labelled.

NONADAPTIVE TRAIT

such as eye colour or the ability to curl ones tongue are good examples of traits which do not help in the process of...

NONCONSCIOUS PROCESSES

procedures which do not themselves achieve awareness, even though their eventual results or consequences might have aware affect.

NONGENETIC INHERITANCE

the communication of behavioral or physiological acts between generations without any direct inherited basis. The form of maternal care a young monkey or rodent...

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