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Paradoxical sleep is a sleep that is deep in some ways and light in others

Paradoxical task is a task in which a therapist gives a client or family a directive that is likely to be resisted. Change takes place whether or not the task is completed.
Paragon Learning Style Inventory or PLSI refers to a self -administered survey that provides a very reliable indication of learning style and cognitive preference. It uses the four (4) Jungian dimensions (i.e, introversion/ extroversion, intuition/sensation, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving) that are also used by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Murphy Meisgeir Type Indicator, and the Keirsey-Bates Temperament Sorter. But this is the only instrument that can be self-scored and works with ages 9-adult. The Paragon Learning Style Inventory is a 52-item learning style inventory that can be self-scored and obtains a measure of the 4 Jungian psychological/learning dimensions. It is written for ages 8 and older. It was last revised in 2003 and is being used around the world by schools, businesses and individuals.
Paragrammatic speech refers to a speech that is fluent but not coherent and that contains many irrelevant associations.

Paragrammatism is defined as unconnected words and word sounds. This feature of Wernicke's Aphasia is a deficit in placing words together in proper grammatical and syntactical form. This condition is also known as Word salad or Extended Paraphasia, and it is characterized by running speech that is logically incoherent, usually sounding like an exotic foreign language.

Parahippocampal gyrus refers to the structure of the limbic system.

Parahippocampal place area (PPA) refers to an area in the temporal lobe that is activated by pictures of indoor and outdoor scenes.

Paralanguage refers to all vocal cues other than the content of the verbal message itself.

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