SENESCENCE

1. The biological process of being old. 2. The condition of being old.

PREOPERATIONAL STAGE

with regard to Jean Piaget's theory, the second major occurrence of mental growth, approximately between 2 and 7 years old, whenever the kid comes...

PATHWAY

noun. a path or circuit along which something progresses. Commonly referred to as path.

POSITIVE EMOTION

an emotional response modeled to dictate a positive affect.

PROXIMODISTAL DEVELOPMENT

Proximodistal development is the progression of motor development radiating from the center of an organism to the periphery. The classic example is a child...

POVERTY OF CONTENT OF SPEECH

speech which is sufficient in amount but too general, recurrent, and absent of content to be qualitatively sufficient. It is often viewed in schizophrenia...

PLURALISTIC IGNORANCE

the state of affairs wherein nearly all members of a group privately refute what is considered to be the majority outlook and belief of...

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

Social, cultural and environmental influences that affect an individual's or group's mental health and behavior. These may include social situations, relationships, health care and...

PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE

Also known as the projective method, projective technique is any personality assessment process that uses a fixed series of random stimuli in the hopes...

SENSATION LEVEL

The perceived intensity of a sensation.

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