PAUSE

noun. with regard to language, a rest or delay in speech. Short pauses are utilized to mark the crossing between linguistic units, like syllables,...

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...

POTENCY

1. the capacity of a male to perform carnal intercourse, that being, to keep an erection and reach ejaculation. 2. with regard to pharmacology,...

PROPENSITY ANALYSIS

Used to account for group differences on a set of variables, propensity analysis is a statistical approach and is an alternate method to matching...

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

Symptoms of anxiety and depression in persons who do not fit an established criteria of psychological disorder. Psychological distress is thought to be mistaken...

SEQUENTIAL PROCESSING

Processing that occurs in sequence and not altogether. See single channel model. Compare parallel processing.

PERCEPTUAL DISTURBANCE

a disorder of comprehension, like (i) identifying letters but not terms, (ii) incapacity to determine direction or size, (iii) confusing foreground with background, (iv)...

PEEPING TOM

slang for a voyeur, stemming from the term used to refer to a tailor who, in accordance with the to the 11th-century legend, peered...

PREMACK'S PRINCIPLE

the position that the chance to participate in behavior with a fairly high baseline probability will positively support behavior of lower baseline probability. Commonly...

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