PATIENT

noun. 1. a recipient of healthcare from a licensed healthcare professional. 2. with regard to language, the being which is impacted by or experienced...

PAVLOV, IVAN PETROVICH

(1849-1936) A Russian physiologist. Ivan Pavlov attained a medical degree from the Military-Medical Academy of Saint Petersburg in 1833. He went on to work...

PEAK SHIFT

1. a phenomenon, observed in stimulus generalization, which takes place after discrimination training comprising two stimulants across a typical dimension. The peak of the...

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...

PENETRATING HEAD INJURY

a head trauma wherein an object, like a knife penetrates the brain.

PERCEIVED BEHAVIORAL CONTROL

the degree to which an individual believes an action is under their active management.

PERCEPTUAL

adjective. corresponding to the consciousness of sensory stimulants.

PERCEPTUAL LEARNING

learning to understand the unions between stimulants and items in the surroundings or the variations among stimulants.

PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR COORDINATION

the employment of perceptually-gathered data in the management of continuing motions.

PERFORMANCE ROUTINE

a formerly established group of cognitive and physical actions followed during a performance which permit someone to preserve concentration, energy levels, control, and confidence.

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