Short popular sayings effectively expressing or astutely professing general truths or useful thoughts. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p97, p1556)
The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)
Education and training outside that for the professions.
Expressing unconscious emotional conflicts or feelings, often of hostility or love, through overt behavior.
Disciplines concerned with the study of human and animal behavior.
An imagined sequence of events or mental images, e.g., daydreams.
The state of estrangement individuals feel in cultural settings that they view as foreign, unpredictable, or unacceptable.
A condition in which inanimate objects are utilized as a preferred or exclusive method of stimulating erotic arousal.
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.
The science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The relationships between symbols and their meanings.
The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.
Common name for the largest birds in the order PASSERIFORMES, family Corvidae. These omnivorous black birds comprise most of the species in the genus Corvus, along with ravens and jackdaws (which are often also referred to as crows).
A condition in which there is a derivation of pleasure from inflicting pain, discomfort or humiliation on another person or persons. The sexual significance of sadistic wishes or behavior may be conscious or unconscious.
The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.
A republic in southern Africa, south of ANGOLA and west of BOTSWANA. Its capital is Windhoek.
The book composed of writings generally accepted by Christians as inspired by God and of divine authority. (Webster, 3d ed)
The deliberate attempt to influence attitudes and beliefs for furthering one's cause or damaging an opponent's cause.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A species of CARDIOVIRUS which contains three strains: Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus, Vilyuisk human encephalomyelitis virus, and Rat encephalomyelitis virus.
The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.
Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.
Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.
Time period from 1701 through 1800 of the common era.
A large collection of DNA fragments cloned (CLONING, MOLECULAR) from a given organism, tissue, organ, or cell type. It may contain complete genomic sequences (GENOMIC LIBRARY) or complementary DNA sequences, the latter being formed from messenger RNA and lacking intron sequences.
The transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electric waves without a connecting wire, or the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted. (From Webster's 3d)
A republic in the north of South America, east of VENEZUELA and west of SURINAME. Its capital is Georgetown.
Sound that expresses emotion through rhythm, melody, and harmony.
The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.
The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.
Standardized tests that measure the present general ability or aptitude for intellectual performance.
A conflict occurring from 1954 through 1975 within the Republic of Vietnam. It involved neighboring nations and the United States and other members of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The ability to understand and manage emotions and to use emotional knowledge to enhance thought and deal effectively with tasks. Components of emotional intelligence include empathy, self-motivation, self-awareness, self-regulation, and social skill. Emotional intelligence is a measurement of one's ability to socialize or relate to others.