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desensitization and reprocessing and refers to a technique for reducing fear or anxiety ; based on holding upsetting thoughts in mind while rapidly moving the eyes from side to side. Designed first for Post traumatic stress , EMDR requires that the patient visualize a most upsetting memory and accompanying physical sensations. The clients repeat negative self-statements that they associate with the scene. The patient follows the therapist’s finger as it moves rapidly back and forth. After completing the eye movements, the client stops thinking about the scene. This procedure is repeated again and again until the client’s anxiety is reduced.
syndrome : Empty nest syndrome refers to the grief that many parents feel when their children move out of home. Empty nest syndrome is typically more common in women, who are more likely to have had th
condition in which an individual maintains the sick role for secondary gain; the individual derives satisfaction from being considered ill Factitious disorders are conditions in which a person acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness when he or she is not really sick. People with factitious disorders deliberately create or exaggerate symptoms of an illness in several ways. They may lie about or fake symptoms, hurt themselves to bring on symptoms, or alter tests, such as contaminating a urine sample to make it look like they or the person in their care are sick.
measurement of individual differences , as influenced by his cousin, Charles Darwin. Galton was convinced that intellectual ability is inherited, and therefore recommended Eugenics , or the selective breeding of humans. He was the first to attempt to systematically measure intelligence, to use a questionnaire to gather data, to use a word-association test , to study mental imagery, to define and use the concepts of correlation and median , and to systematically study twins.