PRECONSCIOUS THINKING

1. the pictorial, magical, fantasy thinking of kids which comes before the cultivation of logical thinking. 2. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, thinking which...

PROBABILISTIC FUNCTIONALISM

As put forth in the proposal by U.S. psychologist Egon Brunswick, the theory of probabilistic functionalism proposes that environmental cues are only approximated indicators...

PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

(PTA) an establishment comprised of educators and the parents of pupils. Its intents are to help mothers and fathers with parenting-related skills, to reinforce...

PERSONAL AROUSAL SCALE

a method for self-evaluation of the degree of activation utilizing the same particular standards for each evaluation.

PIDGIN

an improvised contact language combining components of at least two languages, frequently devised for reasons of trading. Pidgins are marked by basic rules and...

PEDERASTY

noun. anal carnal intercourse, particularly between an adult male and a boy or young male. Commonly referred to as pedicatio.

PALLIATIVE CARE

terminal care which centers upon symptom management and comfort rather than forceful, cure-based intervention. This is the premise of the hospice approach. Stress is...

PROVERB TEST

A test in which the subject explains to the best of their ability the meaning of a proverb. Generally a test of intelligence...

SELF-HELP GROUP TYPOLOGY

the classification of self-help groups by the type of problem they are dealing with. This typology have a look on the addictive individuals,...

PRESELECTION

A situation where an assumption is made that one member of a family is a carrier of a certain mutation, without any factual proof...

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