PERSONALITY

noun. the configuration of personality traits and actions which includes a person's individual acclimation to life, inclusive of primary traits, interests, motivations, morals, self-concept,...

PATHOLOGICAL INTOXICATION

An acute psychotic episode occurring in (1) individuals whose tolerance for alcohol is low due to an unstable personality or epileptic tendencies, and (2)...

PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY

the department of psychology which analyzes the philosophical dilemmas pertaining to the discipline and the philosophical presumptions which underlie its theories and techniques. It...

SELF-INVENTORY

a question are used by a person to check the characteristics they perceive to apply to themselves.

PROBING

The utilization of direct questioning in psychotherapy to stimulate further discussion. The technique is used to uncover important information relevant to the subject...

PSYCHOTICISM

A personality dimension with characteristics of aggression, aloofness, antisocial behavior and impulsive actions. The dimension demonstrates a susceptibility to psychotic an psychopathic disorder.

PSYCHOSOCIAL THERAPY

Therapy developed to address interpersonal aspects as they relate to possible problem situations. This therapy is designed to help a client with emotional disturbances...

PRIVATE SELF

The part of a person's awareness known only to themselves. The private self is the only one aware of true feelings and self-worth. As...

PARADIGM

noun. I. a model, trend, or representative example, as of the operations and interrelationships of a procedure, an action being analyzed, or the like....

PARALOGICAL THINKING

False, illogical thinking found particularly in schizophrenic reactionsParalogical thinking may take many forms. A patient who is preoccupied with his own subjective thoughts and...

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