PARENTING

noun. all behaviors related to the raising of children.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

a type of counseling or psychotherapy wherein knowledge and standards stemming from the disciplines of theology and the behavioral sciences are utilized in working...

PSEUDO- PSYCHOLOGICAL

Pseudo-psychological describes a practice or discipline that purports to be based In in real psychology but usually cannot stand up to rigorous review.

PHENYLPYRUVIC ACID

an intermediate outcome of the metabolism of phenylalanine. In clients with phenylketonuria, phenylalanine isn't synthesized or transformed into the normal outcome, tyrosine, but just...

PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION

a kind of observational technique wherein a trained viewer enters the group under analysis as a member, while avoiding a conspicuous role which would...

PENTOBARBITAL

noun. a short-to intermediate-acting barbiturate previously in common utilization as a sedative and hypnotic drug. American brand name: Nembutal.

PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS

A name identifying any of the various hallucinogenic drugs. Psychedelics was a term first proposed by Humphry Osmond.

PUERPERAL PSYCHOSIS

Psychotic reactions occurring in the period following childbirth, which is technically known as the puerperium. This period extends from the termination of labor to...

PROCRUSTES ROTATION

The linear transformation of points in a matrix that makes them conform to the points in a target matrix. The target matrix usually...

PACINIAN CORPUSCLE

a form of cutaneous receptor organ which is sensitive to vibration and contact. It contains a nerve-fiber ending encompassed by concentric layers of connective...

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