STARVATION REACTIONS

These are the psychological and physical effects of a situation of chronic undernourishment. Common physical effects which include: general weakness or asthenia, hunger pangs,...

SEXUAL FANTASY

These are mental images we have or stories we make up about sex and partners.

SPLEEN

1. The organ that makes lymphocytes and stores and filters blood and destroys the old red blood cells. 2. Bad temper and ill will....

SPLIT-SPAN TEST

the test where brief auditory messages in the form of two different lists of digits or words are presented rapidly and simultaneously, one list...

STRUCTURED CLINICAL INTERVIEW FOR DSM-IV AXIS PERSONALITY DISORDERS (SCID-LL)

clinical method used to get relevant and standard diagnosis in cases of 10 clinical DSM-IV personality (Axis II) disorders, including depressive personality disorder, passive-aggressive...

SPECIES

a basic unit of biological taxonomy that groups organisms that are able to interbreed and have fertile offspring.

SOCIAL ENGINEER

1. A person who plans social policy and organises community action programs to fix problems. 2. A person attempting to force social change by...

STEREOBLINDNESS

a person's inability for depth perception using retinal disparity. Stereoblindness is thought to affect 5-10% of the general population. Stereoblindness is linked with the...

SPECIFICITY THEORY

a theory that the pain mechanism, like hearing and vision, is a specific modality that has its own central and peripheral apparatus. Compare control...

SEXUAL CURIOSITY

our curiosity in learning about sex and sexuality.

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