CONCRETE THINKING

cognitions centered directly upon automatic encounters and certain items or occurrences. Observed frequently in youths, but also in those affected by schizophrenic disorder or...

SELF-INVENTORY

a question are used by a person to check the characteristics they perceive to apply to themselves.

BEHAVIOR

n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli...

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

the study of the basic principles, problems and methods that underlie the science of psychology. Includes human development, emotions, motivation, learning, senses, perception, thinking,...

SOCIAL SPEECH

when we use speech as way to communicate an idea to others. See socialised speech; egocentric speech.

CARTESIAN DUALISM

n. a principle which essentially states that the mind and body are non-identical. The body (and brain) are made of extended, divisible substance, while...

RESPONSE

Any clearly defined, measurable physical reaction to a stimulus.

FRAGMENTATION OF THINKING

where the process of thinking is confused where a complete action is no longer possible. It is a primary symptom of schizophrenia.

APPRAISAL

the cognitive evaluation and interpretation of a phenomenon or event. In theories of emotion, cognitive appraisals are seen as determinants of emotional experience, since...

Emotional Barriers to Effective Communication

The ability to communicate effectively is an important skill in all walks of life: professional, social and personal. Some barriers to communication, like language...

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