PRENATAL COUNSELING

counseling rendered to couples or to single females who are pregnant, or planning for a pregnancy. Sometimes, it also encompasses advice on ending a...

PLEASANTNESS

noun. a conscious, hedonic state, commonly determined to be highly favored, which is experienced whenever an occurrence is congruent with one's objectives or is...

PRIMARY CAUSE

The primary cause is an occurrence that would make an individual more vulnerable to a particular disorder. Such disorder would most likely not...

PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY

A strategy of using psychedelic drugs to treat various psychological disorders. Used in the 1950's and 60's and in conjunction with conventional psychotherapy,...

PRIMARY ENVIRONMENT

The environment that is basic to a person's life, allowing essential human interactions to occur. Examples would be a home, work or church...

PURPOSIVE PSYCHOLOGY

An approach to psychology that assumes organisms have conscious goals and that those goals motivate and direct their behavior.

PERCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

the learning of sensory skills during physical and psychological growth.

PARANOID HOSTILITY

rage and desire to hurt other people stemming from the delusion that they're persecuting or planning actions against one self.

PHONEMIC RESTORATION EFFECT

a psycholinguistic phenomenon wherein an individual listening to speech recordings wherein phonemes have been substituted with white noise or have otherwise been rendered inaudible...

PRESENTING SYMPTOM

A presenting symptom is the symptom described by a subject when explaining their reason for wanting treatment.

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