SCHRODER STAIRCASE

Ambivalent illustration featuring a staircase which appears to be seen from different perspectives as the observer changes focus. Also known as: staircase illusion....

SCIENTIFIC REASONING

Form of reasoning which includes the formation of hypotheses and the validation through scientific method of those hypotheses.

SCOTERYTHROUS VISION

Form of color blindness wherein reds seem to be darker due to a lack of perception at the red end of the color spectrum.

SCREENING

Preliminary assessment of a client to ascertain his or her fitness for health related or psychiatric therapy in general, a particular treatment strategy, or...

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)

A form of depression most often associated with the lack of daylight in extreme northern and southern latitudes from the late fall to the...

SECONDARY CIRCULAR REACTION

Posited in Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, recurrent activity which emerges in infant behavior patterns at around 4-5 months of age which denotes...

SECONDARY PERSONALITY

In dissociative identity disorder, a distinct personality which takes repeated control of behavior. The distinct personality tends to be a well-defined contrast to...

SECOND-DEGREE RELATIVE

Individual who is related to you by another individual, without whom you would have no relation to the other. Examples include grandparents, aunts, uncles,...

SECURE TREATMENT SETTING

Residential care facility which has been locked to provide therapy services in a safe environment for both adolescent and adult individuals, typically felons, who...

SEGREGATION

Policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as...

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