TALION LAW

These terms refer to the idea of punishment or retaliation in kind: the “lex talionis.” This is the primitive and usually unconscious belief in...

TALKING IT OUT

The free verbal expression of feelings and emotions“Talking it out,” in the usual sense of giving vent to what is uppermost on one’s mind,...

TAY-SACHS DISEASE

A rare metabolic disorder characterized by an accumulation of lipid (fat) in the nerve cells of the brain, resulting in severe mental retardation. The...

THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949)

Thorndike, a pioneer in educational psychology, was bom in Massachusetts, and received his B.A. degree at Wesleyan, his M.A. at Harvard, and his Ph.D....

TOTAL PUSH THERAPY

A supportive approach originated by Abraham Myerson for the treatment of chronic schizophrenics and other patients confined to mental institutions.To maintain morale and prevent...

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

A form of group psychotherapy originated by Eric Berne, which focuses attention on characteristic interactions between individuals and the “games” they play in social...

TRANSVESTISM (or) TRANSVESTI- TISM

A sexual deviation in which the individual dresses in the clothes of the opposite sex, usually for the purpose of achieving greater sexual gratification.The...

TELECANTHUS-HYPOSPADIAS SYNDROME

a genetic disorder characterized by greatly spaced eyes, a high nasal bridge, and a urethral opening on the ventral side of a male's penis....

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW

an interview which is performed via telephone instead of in person.

TEMPERAMENT TRAIT

1. a biologically rooted, hereditary character trait. 2. a characteristic which consists of affective styles of behavior and emotional factors. It is one of...

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