By Gary R., Ph.D. VandenBos, Gary R. VandenBos, Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 143381207X

ISBN-13: 9781433812071

The APA Dictionary of scientific Psychology keeps all of the top gains of the guardian dictionary, together with 11,000 entries supplying balanced assurance from throughout such center components as review, evaluate, analysis, prevention, and therapy of emotional and behavioral issues; education and supervision; in addition to phrases extra as a rule appropriate to varied organic, cognitive, developmental, and personality/social mental underpinnings of psychological healthiness. a useful source, the APA Dictionary of medical Psychology solutions the wishes of scientific psychologists, whether or not they paintings in health and wellbeing or psychological well-being clinics; in autonomous or crew practices; or as specialists to execs in such fields as drugs, legislations, social paintings, and shopper family members.

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Algedonic adj. relating to pain associated with pleasure, or the pleasantness–unpleasantness dimension of experience. Algedonics is the study of the mixture of pleasure and pain. algesia n. the ability to experience the sensation of pain. Compare analgesia. —algesic adj. algolagnia n. a sexual disorder in which sexual excitement is achieved by experiencing or inflicting pain. See active algolagnia; passive algolagnia; sexual masochism; sexual sadism. algophilia n. liking for the experience or infliction of pain.

See also egoistic helping; empathy–altruism helping; helping; prosocial behavior. altruistic suicide suicide committed, or suicidal actions undertaken, in the belief that this will benefit the group or serve a greater good, as exemplified by terrorist suicide bombings, the Japanese kamikaze attacks of World War II, or suicides by older adults who believe they are a burden to their families. Altruistic suicide is generally committed by members of highly integrated groups. See also mass suicide. [defined by French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858– 1917)] Alzheimer’s disease a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by cortical atrophy, neuronal death, synapse loss, and accumulation of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, causing dementia and a significant decline in functioning.

Alien hand syndrome is a specific kind of the disorder. aliphatic phenothiazines phenothiazine antipsychotic agents containing an aliphatic (fatty acid) side chain in their molecular structure. Including chlorpromazine, promazine, and triflupromazine, they are the least potent of the phenothiazines and are now rarely used. alkalosis n. an abnormally high level of alkalinity (bicarbonate ion concentration) in the blood and tissues, which upsets the body’s acid–base balance. The condition is often marked by slow, shallow breathing.

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