PRESSURE OF IDEAS

One of the symptoms of mania leading to not only spontaneous but often very productive thought.

PRETEST COUNSELING

Pretest counseling is used to determine whether genetic testing should proceed. The potential subject of the test is educated on as many aspects...

PRICE-QUALITY RELATIONSHIP

Simply put, the price quality relationship says that consumer perception is that the higher the price of an item, the better the quality.

PRIMARY ANXIETY

The spontaneous response to trauma. The theory also suggests that primary anxiety is a response to the dissolution of the ego.

PRIMARY DEVIANCE

The initial act that deviates from the rules of society, such as deliberate non-conformity by an individual, who up to that point had been...

PRIMARY MEMORY (PM)

A former description of what is now referred to as short-term memory, Primary Memory refers to memory that retains data for only a very...

PRIMARY SENSORY AREA

Contained in the neocortex, a primary sensory area receives sensory input such as sound, taste and vision. There are specific primary sensory areas...

PRIMING

Cognitive psychology term for an effect caused by the repeated experience of a stimulus. Priming states that the effect of repeated exposure to a...

PRINCIPLE OF PRAGNANZ

Deriving its name from the German word for "terseness", the principle of prananz states the individual subjects prefer to perceive forms as the...

PRIVATION

Doing without the necessities of human existence such as food, water or shelter.

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