SELECTIVE LEARNING

Understanding how to make just one of various potential reactions or knowing about one stimulus when many stimuli are offered. A specific reaction or...

SELF AS OBSERVER

Facet of self which clarifies sensory and linguistic input for executive control, specifically, the self as knower (see: nominative self).

S AND M

Abbreviation denoting sadism and masochism. See also: sadomasochism.

SAFE SEX

Practice of sexual functioning wherein the bodily fluids are kept as discrete as possible in order to minimize risks associated with sexually transmitted diseases...

SALIROMANIA

Sexual fetish or paraphilia wherein erotic pleasure is derived from soiling or disheveling the object of desire, especially an attractive person.

SAMPLING

Method of choosing a restricted quantity of individuals or conditions for involvement in studies, evaluations, or various other analysis. It is very important to...

SANFILIPPO

Rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency in one of the enzymes needed to break down the glycosaminoglycan heparan sulfate (which...

SATURATED MODEL

Model which possesses a like number of parameters and possible effects in any pattern which the model may characterize.

SCALE

System of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement. Progressive classification, as of size, amount, importance, or rank.

SCATTER

Inclination of data points to deviate from one another. For instance, variance in scores spanning a progression of examinations on the same participant.

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