PRESENTIST

Giving perspective regarding past events as their influence relates to the present situation.

PRESELECTION

A situation where an assumption is made that one member of a family is a carrier of a certain mutation, without any factual proof...

PREVENTIVE COUNSELING

Preventive counseling has as its main focus the anticipation and avoidance of conflicts or problems for those facing stress in the future. Preventive counseling...

PRIMAL SADISM

The theory that the death instinct has an aspect that mirrors masochism and remains in the individual as part of the libido and partially...

PRIMARY CIRCULAR REACTION

In Jean Piaget's theory regarding cognitive development, the primary circular reaction occurs approximately between six weeks and four months of age. The infant begins...

PRIMARY HUE

Another name for primary color.

PRIMARY PREVENTION

A regimen of programs and research with the main goal of promoting physical, behavioral and mental health in the nonclinical population.

PRIMARY TERRITORY

As defined in social psychology, primary territory is a locale controlled and defined by a person or group that uses it for essential existence....

PRINCIPAL-COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS

In factor analysis, the initial community estimate is set to 1 for each variable. This is a method of factor extraction.

PRISONER OF WAR (POW)

A prisoner of war is a person held by the opposing side in a military conflict. They are often subjected to inhumane and...

Latest news