Principles applied to the analysis and explanation of psychological or behavioral phenomena.
Cortical vigilance or readiness of tone, presumed to be in response to sensory stimulation via the reticular activating system.
A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.
Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.
A stage of sleep characterized by rapid movements of the eye and low voltage fast pattern EEG. It is usually associated with dreaming.
What a person has in mind to do or bring about.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Individuals who have developed skills, physical stamina and strength or participants in SPORTS or other physical activities.
An oversimplified perception or conception especially of persons, social groups, etc.
Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The study of crime and criminals with special reference to the personality factors and social conditions leading toward, or away from crime.
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Persons who have committed a crime or have been convicted of a crime.
Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.
A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
Disciplines concerned with the interrelationships of individuals in a social environment including social organizations and institutions. Includes Sociology and Anthropology.
Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.
Research that involves the application of the behavioral and social sciences to the study of the actions or reactions of persons or animals in response to external or internal stimuli. (from American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed)
The specialty related to the performance of techniques in clinical pathology such as those in hematology, microbiology, and other general clinical laboratory applications.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A telecommunication system combining the transmission of a document scanned at a transmitter, its reconstruction at a receiving station, and its duplication there by a copier.