Glossary D

Death-related practices refer to familiar routines, procedures, and actions that follow from or are related to death-related encounters and actions

Debiasing means reducing errors and biases by getting people to use controlled processing rather than automatic processing

Debilitation refers to a Suicide loss grief process where efforts to make sense of the loss breakdown. Hopes of healing wither. Pain worsens with holidays, birthdays, and the anniversary of

Debriefing refers to a procedure conducted at the end of an experiment in which the researcher provides human participants with as much information about the study as possible, making sure no participant leaves feeling confused, upset, or embarrassed.

Debulking surgery refers to ther treatment to reduce the tumor mass in cancer .

Decatastrophizing is when the individual prepares a plan to deal with the "worst-case scenario" so he or she will be less afraid of a bad situation if it occurs.

Decategorisation means reducing or blurring the differences between groups.

Decay refers to a hypothesized process of forgetting in which material is thought to erode, break apart, or otherwise disintegrate or fade. Decay occurs when simply the passage of time causes an individual to forget. In the study of sensation and perception, Decay is defined as the decrease in the sound signal that occurs at the end of a tone.

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