SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality)

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by shyness, introversion, and a tendency to avoid social contact and close relationships.The schizoid individual usually appears aloof, detached,...

SENTENCE COMPLETION METHOD

A projective technique in which the subject completes a fragmentary sentence.The Sentence Completion Method is a further development of the Word Association Test, in...

SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES)

Many cases of schizophrenia cannot be classified into the four primary types (simple, paranoid, catatonic, hebephrenic) because the symptom picture is so mixed. Also,...

SEPTAL AREA (Septal Region, Septum)

A region of the brain lying beneath the forward end of the corpus callosum, the connection between the two hemispheres. It is part of...

SCHIZOPHRENIA (PARANOID TYPE)

The major symptoms of this reaction type are poorly organized, internally illogical, changeable delusions, often accompanied by vivid hallucinations.Delusions of persecution are the most...

SET

Readiness to make a particular response to a stimulus situation; there are motor sets, perceptual sets, and mental sets. The term is usually reserved...

SCHIZOPHRENIC REACTIONS (THERAPY)

The treatment of schizophrenic reactions has undergone a drastic change in the past fifteen years. Insulin coma therapy, widely accepted in the 1940s, has...

SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL)

There is considerable confusion about the definition of sexual deviation. One approach puts the primary emphasis on social disapproval, and defines it as “sexual...

SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS

Tests designed to appraise the abilities required for academic work, particularly in liberal arts colleges, teachers’ colleges, and engineering schools.Before scholastic aptitude tests were...

SCOTOMA (literally, “dimness of vision”)

In psychiatry, a scotoma is, figuratively, a “mental blind spot.” This usage derives from the medical term for a blind or partially blind area...

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