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...

ORGANIC SENSES

Sensitivity to changes occurring inside the body through receptors located in the internal organs.A great deal of activity is constantly taking place in the...

OBJECT RELATIONSHIP

A treatment procedure carried out in writing in order to reduce the subjectivity involved in a personal relationship between patient and therapist. The technique...

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...

OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHIATRY (Industrial Psychiatry)

The practice of psychiatry in a work setting, on either a full-time or consultative basis.This growing field represents “a promising meeting-ground between preventive psychiatry...

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

A form of supportive therapy consisting of activities involving skill, such as weaving or typing.The primary purpose of occupational therapy is to further the...

ODDITY METHOD

A procedure for testing the ability to use concepts. A subject is presented with three or more items to see if he can pick...

OBJECT

noun. 1. the other, which is, any individual or symbolic representations of an individual which isn't the self and toward whom actions, thoughts, or...

OBJECT-ASSEMBLY TEST

an examination wherein the job is to rebuild an item puzzle which has been broken up or disassembled.

OBJECTIVE SET

a gestalt psychology factor wherein the initial grouping observed in a demonstration based upon unbiased aspects, like spatial location, will remain as the demonstration...

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