ORAL-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a kind of character stemming from obsessive focus at the oral-biting stage of the oral phase and characterized by...

ORGANISMIC THEORY

A holistic theory of personality developed primarily by Kurt Goldstein (1879-1965).Organismic theory views the individual as a totality and emphasizes the integration of personality....

ORAL-RECEPTIVE PERSONALITY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a character trend marked by reliance, optimism, and presumption of nourishment and care from exterior sources, which is thought...

ORAL CHARACTER

In psychoanalytic theory, a pattern of personal traits determined by drives originating in the oral stage of psychosexual development.The oral character stems from the...

OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION

A psychoneurotic reaction characterized by a persistent impulse to think certain thoughts (obsessions) or carry out certain actions (compulsions). Obsessions and compulsions are usually...

ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACH

with regard to the study of feelings, a conceptual construct, based upon the general systems theory, stressing the part of feelings as regulators and...

OPPORTUNISTIC SAMPLING

the choosing of participants or other sampling factors for an experiment or questionnaire essentially because they're readily available.

OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation)

In psychoanalytic theory, the erotic attachment of the son for the mother, accompanied by attitudes of rivalry and hostility toward the father. The corresponding...

OBJECTIVE

1. having authentic presence in reality, based upon viewable phenomena. 2. adjective. unbiased or not influenced by private emotions, perceptions, or biases. 3. noun....

ORDINAL POSITION

a place or rank, like a youth's place or birth order within their family, shown by an ordinal numeral.

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