SEXUAL APATHY

showing a lack of interest in sexual activity. See hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

SHAME

An unpleasant self-conscious feeling that comes from the sense of being or doing a dishonourable, ridiculous or immodest act. Feeling of shy after doing...

SELF-MONITORING

1. Used in behavioural management where a person will keep a record of behaviour patterns. 2. A personality trait for the ability to change...

OUTCOME EXPECTANCIES

mental, emotional, and behavioral results which people consider to be correlated with future, or intended, actions and which are considered to either encourage or...

EMOTIONAL MATURITY

Using the appropriate level of emotional expession and control. See emotional immaturity.

MATCHED-GROUP DESIGN

is an experimental design for research studies which requires both the experimental and control groups are similar or matched on background characteristics (such as...

GROUP ROLES

The sets of behaviour that is expected of people in certain roles within the group. Need to be defined in case ambiguity creeps in...

DECOMPENSATION

The breakdown of our defense mechanisms that result in a worsening of psychiatric symptoms.

ACRONYM

An abbreviated form of a title that includes several words, but is regarded as a one word grammatically in terms of its abbreviate. Each...

FOLIE A TROIS

Another shared psychotic disorder where 3 people in the same family share the same or similar delusions. French for triple insanity.

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