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Psychology Glossar2 - that’s likely to occur after a...

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Psychology Glossary Diabetes - A condition caused by a deficiency of insulin. Diagnosis - The process of distinguishing among disorders. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - A reference book used by psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnose psychological disorders. Dialectical reasoning - A process of going back and forth between opposing points of view in order to come up with a satisfactory solution to a problem. Dichromat - A person who is sensitive to only two of the three wavelengths of light. Difference threshold - The smallest difference in stimulation that is detectable 50 percent of the time. This threshold is also called the just noticeable difference , or jnd . Diffusion of responsibility - The tendency for an individual to feel less responsible in the presence of others because responsibility is distributed among all the people present. Discriminative stimulus - In operant conditioning, a cue that indicates the kind of consequence
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Unformatted text preview: that’s likely to occur after a response. Disease model of addiction- The idea that addiction is a disease that has to be medically treated. Disorganized type- A subtype of schizophrenia characterized by disorganized behavior, disorganized speech, and emotional flatness or inappropriateness. Displacement- A defense mechanism that involves transferring feelings about a person or event to someone or something else. Display rules- Norms that tell people whether, which, how, and when emotions should be displayed. Dissociative amnesia- A disorder characterized by an inability to remember extensive, important personal information, usually about something traumatic or painful. Dissociative disorders- Disorders characterized by disturbances in consciousness, memory, identity, and perception. Dissociative fugue- A disorder in which a person suddenly and unexpectedly leaves home, fails to remember the past, and becomes confused about his or her identity....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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