SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TEST (SCAT)

Educational competence evaluation in three tiers , conducted from grade 3 through grade 12. The evaluation produces a verbal score, determined by a verbal-analogies...

SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION

Significant alternation in the theoretical structure of a subject of scientific research, as recognized by U.S. philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996). Analysis conducted...

SCISSORS GAIT

Often observed in individuals suffering from cerebral palsy, a type of walking which involves crossing of the legs while advancing with slow, small steps.

SCOTOPIC VISION

Dark-adapted vision occurring in dim or low light by employing the retinal rod system. Scene lacks saturation and appears as shades of gray...

SCRIPT THEORY 1

Psychological theory which posits that human behavior largely falls into patterns called "scripts" because they function analogously to the way a written script does,...

SECLUSIVENESS

Inclination to isolation of oneself regarding social contact or relationships with other people. See also: privacy.

SECONDARY EMOTION

Feeling which is not acknowledged or displayed commonly across societies or which requires interpersonal knowledge for its development. For a number of theorists, pride...

SECONDARY SENSORY AREA

Any of the parts in the cerebral cortex that access express projections from the primary sensory region for a presented perception modality, such as...

SECRETIN

Digestive hormone that is produced by the S cells lining the duodenum and jejunum when protein of partially digested food enters the intestine from...

SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC ABUSE

In DSM-IV-TR, routine of usage of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic drugs exhibited by repeated considerable negative effects connected with the recurring ingestion of these...

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