SELECTIVE BREEDING

Process of breeding plants and animals for particular genetic traits, or in order to produce a specific type of organism with particular, identical genetic...

SELECTIVE SILENCE

In psychoanalysis, extended hush implemented by the counselor to produce anxiety which could motivate the patient to talk, consequently starting or resuming conversation in...

SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER

Personality disorder which is marked by a pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behavior. Satisfaction is gained in intimidating, coercing, humiliating, and inflicting...

SALICYLATES

Class of medications based on salicin (obtained from the bark of the willow tree) or its compounds; employed as analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents, or antipyretics,...

SAMHSA

Abbreviated notation for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

SAMPLING VARIABILITY

Degree to which the importance of a statistic varies across a variety of samples from the median importance for any potential sample. See also:...

SATIETY

Condition of being satisfied completely, inhibiting the desire to have more.

SCAFFOLDING

Epistemological method of embodied cognition , wherein the environment that an agent functions within is observed as a sine qua non of its own...

SCAPEGOAT THEORY

Social psychological term that relates to prejudice. According to this theory, people may be prejudice toward a group in order to vent their anger....

SCHEDULE FOR AFFECTIVE DISORDERS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (SADS)

A semi-structured interview administered by a professional and designed to yield diagnostic information about current and lifetime incidences of affective disorders and schizophrenia. ...

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