SOCIALLY SENSITIVE RESEARCH

research that is liable to open debate and emotional responses among members of a community.

SOCIOCUSIS

a loss of hearing from noises we live in every day.

SOCIOMETRIC ANALYSIS

An investigation in to the structural properties in a group focusing on the patterns of like and dislike. See sociometry.

SODIUM PUMP

a membrane protein that actively transports sodium ions out of a cell against the common gradient. In each cycle, this moves three sodium ions...

SOLUTE

A substance that is dissolved in a solvent and forms a solution.

SOMATOFORM DISORDER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

a category of disorders with unexplained physical symptoms that don't fall into a somatoform disorder.

SOMESTHETIC STIMULATION

The stimulation of cutaneous, kinaesthetic and visceral receptors.

S-O-R

Shortened form of stimulus-organism-response. This emphasises the role of the organism and its drive and characteristics. The model is applied to learning and perception....

SOUND-LEVEL METER

Sound level meter is a device that measures sound pressure and is expressed in decibels. The sound pressure is transduced by a microphone, processed,...

SPACE FACTOR

hypothesised ability that accounts for some people being better to perceive spatial relations. This factor may relate with the individual differences.

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