Glossary V

Deutsch: Impfung / Español: Vacunación / Português: Vacinação / Français: Vaccination / Italian: Vaccinazione

Vaccination in the context of psychology refers to the study and understanding of psychological factors that influence individuals' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors towards vaccines. This includes examining how cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural aspects affect vaccination uptake, compliance, and overall public health outcomes.

Deutsch: Schwanken / Español: Vacilación / Português: Vacilação / Français: Vacillation / Italiano: Vacillamento

Vacillation in the psychology context refers to the cognitive and emotional process of hesitating between different opinions or actions, often due to uncertainty, ambivalence, or anxiety. It involves a state of indecision where an individual repeatedly changes their mind or feels unable to make a clear choice. In psychology, vacillation is not merely seen as a momentary inability to decide but is understood within the broader framework of how individuals process information, evaluate options, manage emotions, and ultimately make decisions.

Vaginismus refers to a sexual dysfunction that involves recurrent or persistent involuntary spasms of the musculature of the outer part of the vagina. Vaginismus is a sexual disorder that is characterized by the outer third of the vaginal muscles tightening, often painfully. Moreover, Vaginismus is a recurring involuntary muscle spasms in the outer third of the vagina that interfere with sexual intercourse.

Deutsch: Kolpitis / Español: Vaginitis / Português: Vaginite / Français: Vaginite / Italiano: Vaginite

Vaginitis refers to an irritation or inflammation of the vagina, usually causing a discharge.

Deutsch: Kolpopoese / Español: Vaginoplastia / Português: Vaginoplastia / Français: Vaginoplastie / Italiano: Vaginoplastica

Vaginoplasty refers to a transgender operation in which a vagina is artificially constructed.

The Vagus nerve is the major parasympathetic nerve. It is the tenth cranial nerve, which has branches to and from the stomach and several other organs

A valence is a positive or negative event. The valence of an event often is colored by our emotional memories of similar events. We store emotional memories with other details of the event and these can influence future appraisals.

Valerian refers to an herbal remedy derived from the dried roots of the valerian plant, Valeriana officinalis.

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