OBSESSION

a continual thought, concept, picture, or urge which is experienced as invasive and not proper, and results in significant fear, distress, or discomfort.

ORGANISM

a sole living being, like an animal, plant, or bacteria, which is able of reproducing, growing, and maintaining.

OBJECTIVITY

1. the propensity to base decisions and perceptions on exterior information instead of on subjective aspects, like private emotions, beliefs, and experiences. 2. the...

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...

OPTIMAL LEVEL

the utmost degree of difficulty of a skill which a person can manage, that can be obtained solely in the most reinforcing surroundings. It...

ORTHOGENETIC PRINCIPLE

the hypothesis postulating that growth of all facets of operating moves along from absence of differentiation to escalating differentiation, annunciation, and hierarchic integration.

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...

OCCUPATIONAL TEST

an examination modeled to gauge possible capacity or authentic proficiency in a chosen profession.

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...

OPPORTUNISTIC SAMPLING

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

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