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Affect

A person's affect is the expression of emotion or feelings displayed to others through facial expressions, hand gestures, voice tone, and other emotional signs such as laughter or tears.

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Apathy

can be defined as an absence or suppression of emotion, feeling, concern or passion. Apathy is an indifference to things generally found to be exciting or moving.

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Ego

is that portion of the personality that imposes realistic limitations on the id.

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Id

The id is the part of the personality that includes such basic biological impulses or drives as eating, drinking, eliminating wastes, avoiding pain, attaining sexual pleasure, and aggression. The id operates on the "pleasure principle," seeking to satisfy these basic urges immediately with no regard to consequence

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Superego

In psychoanalytic theory, the part of the human personality that represents a person's inner values and morals; also known as conscience.

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Self-esteem

an important component of emotional health, self-esteem encompasses both self-confidence and self-acceptance.

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Emapthy

The capacity to vicariously experience and understand the thoughts and feelings of another person by putting oneself in that person's place.

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Mania

A description of the condition opposite depression in manic-depressive psychosis, or bipolar disorder. It is characterized by a mood of elation without apparent reason.

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Mental imagery

A picture created by the imagination with no visual stimulus required.

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Depression

is the general name for a family of illnesses known as depressive disorders. As an illness, depression can affect not only the personal mood and internal thoughts of a person, but also the outwardly physical functions of affected individuals.

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Depression

is the general name for a family of illnesses known as depressive disorders. As an illness, depression can affect not only the personal mood and internal thoughts of a person, but also the outwardly physical functions of affected individuals.

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Behavioral therapy

is an empirically based psychological treatment approach founded on the principles of operant conditioning. The goal is to replace undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior.

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Behavioral therapy

is an empirically based psychological treatment approach founded on the principles of operant conditioning. The goal is to replace undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior.