GLASS CEILING

the name for the invisible barrier that prevents able and ambitious women from rising to positions of authority in many organisations. See sex discrimination;...

GONADOSTAT THEORY

the name of the mechanism that is associated with the initiation of puberty where ovarian or testicular hormones regulate hypothalamic and pituitary secretions. Proposed...

GROUP HARMONY

This describes the extent to which group interactions among members are friendly, congruous and free from any conflicts.

GUSTATORY SYSTEM

all of the primary structures that are involved with detection and responses to taste and eating. Includes taste buds, papillae, taste cells, taste transduction,...

INTERNAL BOUNDARY

Psychoanalytic theory. The name of the boundary between ego and id. Also called inner boundary. Compare external boundary.

INTERSEGMENTAL ARC REFLEX

Fibers of sensory neurons or interneurons that are formed and travel from one spinal segment to another and use motor neurons to communicate. A...

INTRAROLE CONFLICT

Incompatibility caused by conflict among behaviours and expectations associated with a single role. The inherent complexity may result in inconsistencies of the role itself,...

INVERTED-U HYPOTHESIS

Performance and motivation and the proposed correlation between them, the performance is poorest when motivation or arousal at very high or low states. It...

JEHOVAH COMPLEX

Delusions of grandeur, which make the individual indentify with the qualities associated with God

K COMPLEX

a brief characteristic of electrical activity recorded from the brain during the early stages of sleep. It may also be associated with nocturnal epileptic...

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