PROSPECT THEORY

In decision making, prospect theory basically states that people are motivated more by the anxiety of loss than of potential gain.

PROTEIN DEFICIENCY

As the name implies, that condition where amounts of proteins in the system is too low to meet minimum standards of health. Protein...

PROTOTYPE MODEL

The prototype model proposes the formation of an average of the members of a category and subsequently uses that average for making judgments concerning...

PROXY VARIABLE

A proxy variable can serve in the place of another if they have been shown to have substantially the same correlation.

PSEUDOCOPULATION

Bodily contact between a man and woman, sometimes fully clothed where ejaculation occurs, but no penetration has actually taken place.

PSEUDONEUROTIC SCHIZOPHRENIA

Primarily a personality disorder as opposed to an actual form of schizophrenia. Patients who suffer from it are generally diagnoses with schizotypal personality...

PSITTACISM

Mechanical and parrot like speech characterized by repetition

PSYCHIC DETERMINISM

Psychic determinism is the position (most commonly credited to Freud) that psychic events occur because of an underlying cause that can be identified through...

PSYCHOANALYSIS

Psychoanalysis, as formulated by its developer, Dr. Sigmund Freud, is a treatment of psychological disorder and treatments. It is based on the assumption that...

PSYCHODYNAMIC THEORY

Various theories regarding human functioning. Such theories are underpinned by the interplay of drives and internal forces of the subject. Contributing psychoanalysts to the...

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