Glossary I

Intrapsychic processes is a term introduced in the object relations section, this term is used throughout psychoanalysis to refer to impulses, ideas, conflicts , or other psychological phenomenon that occur within the mind.

Intrarole conflict is a form of role conflict that occurs when the behaviors that make up a single role are incongruous, usually resulting from inconsistent expectations on the part of the person who occupies the role and other members of the group .

Intrauterine Device (IUD) refers to small, plastic contraceptive device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus.

- Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) : Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is defined as bleeding within the ventricles of the brain. A common cause of hydrocephalus in premature infants. Vessels in the area surrounding the ventricles rupture, and the blood and cellular debris obstruct the structures that allow for the re-absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid into the bloodstream.

Intrinsic achievement orientation refers to a desire to achieve in order to satisfy one’s personal needs for competence or mastery as opposed to achieving for external incentives such as grades

Intrinsic activity is a term in Piaget's theory , the assumption that babies are born ready to make contact with their environment and that cognitive structures, by their very nature, seek to be active.

Intrinsic motivation refers to the desire to engage in an activity because we enjoy it or find it interesting, not because of external rewards or pressures
Intrinsic muscles are muscles that are entirely contained within a specified body part; often refers to the small, deep muscles found in the foot and hand.