POPULATION RESEARCH

the analysis of the numbers, and modifications in the numbers, of individuals and other living beings, concentrating on the reasons for cultivation and decline,...

PRINCIPLE OF BELONGINGNESS 1

A learning principle that states that if items are closely related, the connections between them can be more readily formed. Also the idea...

SENSORY ADAPTATION

a reduction in response to stimuli after a prolonged exposure. This adaptation may be specific or general one.

PERSONALITY DISINTEGRATION

a swift breakdown in character, cohesion, and operating, generally due to specifically distressing life scenarios.

PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION 1

A defense mechanism as described in psychoanalysis. Projection identification occurs when a subject projects their own unacceptable qualities onto another. That person (consciously or...

SERIAL METHOD

A method of experimentation where cues or stimuli are presented in a set sequence.

PLACEBO CONTROL GROUP

a control group which is given a placebo.

SENSORY ORGANIZATION

the neural process of impulse organisation from sensory receptors into a meaningful perception.

PARENTING STRESS INDEX (PSD

a tool utilized to analyze stress in mother-youth or father-youth interaction and to point out possibly dysfunctioning mothering or fathering behavior or possible behavior...

PSI BETA

An honor society for students studying psychology in community and junior colleges.

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