ROLE PLAYING (Sociodrama)

A technique of human relations training and psychotherapy in which the individual acts out social roles of other people, or tries out new roles...

RORSCHACH TEST

A projective technique in which responses to standard inkblots are professionally interpreted.The Rorschach test is based on the common human tendency to react emotionally...

ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F)

A projective test which assesses patterns of reaction to typical stress situations.It is an all-too-obvious fact that frustrating experiences are a common feature of...

RAY, ISAAC (1807—81)

After receiving his medical degree from Bowdoin College in 1827, Ray entered upon a career that was to make him one of the most...

RUSH, BENJAMIN (1746-1813)

Rush, the first American psychiatrist, was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). He then went on to...

RAYNAUD’S DISEASE

A psychophysiologic disorder of the circulatory system involving blanching, swelling and /or cyanosis (blue appearance due to a lack of oxygen) of the fingers...

REACTION TIME (Response Latency)

The time between the onset of a stimulus and the start of an overt response.Reaction time, or RT, is a measurement of the speed...

RACE DIFFERENCES

Most of the psychological studies of race differences have dealt with the comparative intelligence of Negroes and whites. The results of these investigations can...

RANK, OTTO (1884-1939)

A Viennese by birth, Rank was a brilliant member of Freud’s coterie, but Freud broke with him over his “one-sided” emphasis on the birth...

RAPE

A sexual deviation in which sexual relations are forced upon another person.Forceable rape is distinguished from statutory rape, which consists of sexual relations outside...

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