ORGANIC DEMENTIA

in the DSM-III, dementia as a result of any state which inflicts damage upon the brain.

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...

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...

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....

OBJECTIVE SCORING

scoring an examination by way of a formula or key, so that varied scorers will come to the exact same score. It is contrasted...

ORIENTATION

1. knowledge of the self and of exterior reality, that being, the capacity to recognize one's self and to be aware of the time,...

ORDINAL POSITION

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

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....

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 PERSONALITY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, a trend of character traits stemming from obsessive focus during the oral stage of psychosexual development. Commonly referred to...

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