STEALING THUNDER

Stealing thunder is the process that is done in a courtroom when an attorney makes admissions to the jury before the same facts are...

SYLLABLE

In the language this is item of the articulation, containing single vowel, or a vowel in combination with one or more consonants. The length...

SECOND-ORDER FACTOR

An aspect that results from the factorization of oblique aspects by correlation to the resulting aspects independently. Compare with: first-order factor.

SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME

a term used for women who try to perform all of the roles of wage earner, home maker, mother and wife. Such woman tries...

SOCIAL DISTANCE SCALE

a measure of how close a person is willing to be to another person of different race, colour or social standing. Have a look...

SUBSTANTIA NIGRA

Area of grey matter in the middle brain, called after its dark pigment. It sends dopaminergic neurons to basal ganglia. If these dopamenergic neurons...

SOMATIC DISORDER

A physical organic disorder and not a functional or psychogenic disorder.

SPECIAL PSYCHIATRIC RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM (SPRINT)

a multidisciplinary team providing assistance in short term mental health and emotional support after a crisis. This term is also used to refer the...

SOMNOPHILIA

A now obsolete term for the sexual arousal of walking in on a sleeping person.

SOMATIC OBSESSION

the preoccupation with a body part or the whole body. It can involve the constant checking of the body part, comparing with others and...

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