DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW

The interview with the mental health professional looking at a person's problems and situations.

EMOTIONAL MATURITY

Using the appropriate level of emotional expession and control. See emotional immaturity.

CORRESPONDENT INFERENCE THEORY

postulated by American social psychologists Keith E. Davis and Edward Jones, a design depicting how individuals build indicators about other individual's unwavering character traits...

MORALITY OF CONSTRAINT

was first proposed by Jean Piaget which implies that children, up to the age of 10, will unquestionably follow the rules laid down by...

Psychological Effects of Child Abandonment

There are two different, though equally devastating, ways a child can be abandoned - physically and emotionally. Physical abandonment occurs when one or more...

NEED FOR AFFILIATION (N-AFF)

is one of the neurotic trends proposed by Karen D. Homey as a strong desire to socialize and be apart of a group.

What You Should Know About Psychosis In Asperger's Syndrome

As we learn more about Asperger's Syndrome and its position on the autism spectrum, studies about the people who present with the condition have...

ASYNCHRONY

n. refers to a lack of temporal correspondence in the development of different processes. For example, there is a time delay between a child's...

How to Handle Toddler Night Terrors

If your child is screaming out in his sleep, and appears to be agitated or even hysterical when you reach out to comfort him...

MATERNAL DRIVE

a subconscious and typically uncontrollable drive to care for offspring.

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