SACRED DISEASE

Ancient Greek designation for epilepsy, which they thought to be indicative of divine communication.

SAGITTAL

Adjective which identifies or involves a plane which demarcates the entire body or any organ into left and right areas; may be medial (or...

SALTATORY CONDUCTION

The form of nerve impulse conduction in which the impulse jumps from one Ranvier's node to the next, rather than traveling the entire length...

SAMPLING PLAN

Method of specifying the means by which participants will be chosen for analysis, especially in a survey-type study.

SATANISM

Satan-based religion wherein the Christian concept of pure evil (Satan) is worshiped, either as a deity or as a concept. May take the...

SAVINGS METHOD, RELEASE

The liberation of anxiety in a mental, physical, or emotional sense, which may then lead to relaxation and reduction of arousal. See also:...

SCANLON PLAN

A type of business plan wherein cost reduction or improved efficiency translates to higher profitability which is then shared throughout the company or group...

SCHACHTER, STANLEY

(1922-1997) American psychologist who pursued his doctorate degree at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1949. Taught at Minnesota University for twelve...

SCHIZOAFFECTIVE DISORDER

In DSM-IV-TR, mental illness that shares the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia and the mood disturbances of depression or bipolar disorder within the same time...

SCHIZOPHRENOGENIC MOTHER

Stereotypical mother figure for an individual exhibiting schizophrenia, generally described as cold, rejecting, emotionally disturbed, perfectionist, domineering, and lacking in sensitivity. Conversely, she is...

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