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...

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...

OBJECT AND LOCATION MEMORY

a type of spatial cognition which consists of finding and retaining items in spatial arrays. It shouldn't be confused with the more typical...

OBJECT-BASED ATTENTION

interest seen as operating mostly on items instead of on spatial locations.

OBJECTIVE TEST

an examination modeled to induce a particular response, accurate or inaccurate. A true or false examination is one instance of an objective test.

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