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PROBABILITY

The likelihood of an event occurring.

PROBLEM CHECKLIST

A list of personal, social, learning or vocational problems. The subject is asked to identify those that apply to him

PROCEDURE

1. A logical sequence of actions leading to a goal. 2. The set way a study is to be structured

PROCHLORPERAZINE

Brand name Compazine, prochlorpezine is a low-potency drug for the treatment of nausea and vomiting and has been used as

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Continuing education and training required by those in a chosen profession. Such training and education are usually offered by the

PROGNOSIS

In both mental health science and general medicine, a prognosis is a prediction of the future course, duration, severity and

PROGRESSIVE SEMANTIC DEMENTIA

A dementia defined by the loss of understanding for abstract or higher level verbal constructs, especially those having to do

PROJECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY

A treatment procedure developed by U.S. psychologist Molly Harrower. The procedure by which a psychotherapies uses selected responses on various

PROPAGANDA

A social control method designed to either reinforce or alter an existing opinion of the general public. The highly biased

PROPOXYPHENE

Propoxyphene is a synthetic opoioid. In relation to codeine, approximately half as effective in pain control. Usually formulated with an

PROSPECTIVE SAMPLING

This sampling method chooses subjects after they have been exposed to a risk factor. The subjects are then followed to

PROTEIN METABOLISM

The manufacture and breakdown of proteins. Proteins are broken down into amino acids as part of the basic turnover of

PROUST PHENOMENON

Named for French writer Marcel Proust, the Proust phenomenon is the sudden occurrence of a powerful memory. The memory is

PRUNING

The loss of neurons and their connections that are either unnecessary or not used. This effect is seen most particularly

PSEUDOGIFTEDNESS

An apparent skill in a child not associated with innate talent or ability, but from the child's mimicking others. The

PSEUDOPHONE

A pseudo phone is a device that studies the location of sound. It's main feature is to divert sound waves

PSYCHASTHENIA

At one time a term for any of the anxiety disorders. It's use has been greatly reduced.

PSYCHIC HEALING

Psychic Healing is the treatment of mental and/or physical maladies by spiritual means such as crystals.

PSYCHOANALYTIC PLAY TECHNIQUE

Melanie Klein developed psychoanalytic play technique in the 1920's. It is a child analytical method in which children's play activity

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS

psycho educational problems are problems encountered by youth in the education process serious enough to cause significant emotional or psychological