NEGATIVE OEDIPUS COMPLEX

In the context of psychoanalytic theory, the negative Oedipus complex is the inverse of the Oedipus complex in which young boys will desire their...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

RELAXATION

State of being relaxed. Refreshment of mind and body. Reduction in intensity of tension or vigor. Musculature returning to an inactive state after contraction.

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE

1. The acceptance of a person into a group. 2. The absence of social disapproval.

PSYCHOPATH

Archaic term for someone with antisocial personality disorder.

SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION

the differential treatment of a person based on their social class, cultural background, education, etc. See discrimination.

SIB-PAIR METHOD

a genetic technique to find the extent of inherited psychiatric factors among blood relatives as compared to the general population. Sib-pair method studies have...

INTEROCEPTIVE STIMULUS

the term that is applied to the stimulus arising from inside an organism. Examples of this stimulus includes headache, stomach ache and hunger pangs....

NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY

otherwise known as a narcissistic character, its defined as a pattern of traits and behaviours which are concerned with excessive self-concern only.

CULTURAL SPECIFICITY OF EMOTIONS

the discovery that the facilitators and the displays of feelings vary significantly in individuals of varying cultures and communities.

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