SCHWANN CELL

Any of the cells of the peripheral nervous system which wraps around a nerve fiber and covers the axons to form the myelin sheath.

SCIENTIST-PRACTITIONER MODEL

Principle for the graduate instruction of doctoral clinical (or various other applied) psychology professionals in the US, which is designed to prep participants both...

SCOTOMA

Blind spot; a permanent or temporary area of depressed (relative scotoma), altered (scintillating scotoma), or absent (absolute scotoma) vision caused by lesions of the...

SCREENING TEST

Assessment process intended to distinguish individuals or items in accordance with a set attribute or feature. Generally employed to differentiate individuals who have an...

SEASONALITY EFFECT

Idea that people with schizophrenia are quite likely to have been born in the course of the interval from January to April. The hypothesized...

SECONDARY COPING

Refers to the process by which people adjust some aspect of the self and accept circumstances as they are. Also known as: secondary...

SECONDARY PREVENTION

Level of preventive medicine that focuses on early diagnosis, use of referral services, and rapid initiation of treatment to stop the progress of disease...

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.

SECURITY OPERATIONS

As proposed by US psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949), various interpersonal protective procedures, including arrogance, boredom, or irritability, which are employed as a defense...

SEISMIC COMMUNICATION

Employing ground or substrate in communication between individuals in certain animal species, usually achieved by thumping or stomping the ground.

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