SADOMASOCHISTIC PERSONALITY

In therapeutic terms, an individual who both enjoys being aggressive, and being the object of aggression.

SALIENCE HYPOTHESIS

The standard principle of perceptual experience dependent upon which particularly salient stimuli (items, individuals, meanings, and so forth) should be noticed more easily as...

SAMPLE OVERLAP

Occurrence wherein values are observed in two or more samples within a population.

SANCTION

Any penalty, specified or in the form of moral pressure, that acts to ensure compliance or conformity. See also: social sanction.

SATISFICE

To act in such a way as to satisfy the minimum requirements for achieving a particular result. To decide on and pursue a...

SCALA VESTIBULI

Perilymph-filled cavity within the cochlea which conducts sound vibrations to the scala media, and is separated from it by Reissner's membrane, extending from the...

SCATOLOGIA

Deviant sexual practice in which sexual pleasure is obtained through the compulsive use of obscene language. Commonly satisfied through obscene telephone calls, typically to...

SCHEDULED DRUGS

Any substance subject to U.S. Controlled Substances Act (1970), which regulates prescribing and dispensing, as well as manufacturing, storage, sale, or distribution of substances...

SCHIZOPHRENIA PATIENT OUTCOMES RESEARCH TEAM (PORT)

Group of research workers set up in 1992 by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, along with the National Institute of Mental...

SCHOLASTICISM

Less a philosophy or even a theology than an approach of education, scholasticism put a clear emphasis on dialectical thinking to expand information by...

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