S-R PSYCHOLOGY

the approach to psychology that conceptualizes behaviour in terms of stimulus and response. The fundamental goal is describing functional relationships between stimulus and response....

SITUATIONAL DETERMINANTS

These are the conditions in the environment existing before and after an organism's response and influence. It is one of the 4 variables in...

STATUS GENERALIZATION

This occurs when a person of authority and respect in one context will enjoy a similar level of status in other contexts. Have a...

SEXUAL SADISM

a paraphilia where sexual excitement is only achieved by inflicting pain on another person. It can be so violent it results in major injury...

SICK ROLE

the expected behaviour of a person who is ill, mentally ill or hurt. These expectations can be from family, community a society in general...

SOMATOSTATIN

a hormone that is secreted by the hypothalamus to inhibit the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. It is also secreted...

SKIN POPPING

a slang term for injecting an opium substance under the skin and not into a vein.

SUBCONSCIOUS

Something that is not present at a conscious level. It is the idea which comprises the idea of mind that lies under the concious...

SOLIPSISM

a philosophical position that we can be assured of nothing that is outside our self. It is psychologically unacceptable and is hard to refute...

SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT

1. The inability to develop a satisfying relationship. 2. A lack of social finesse and tact. 3. A breakdown in maintaining constructive social relationships.

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