counterconditioning- behavior therapy procedure that uses classical conditioning to evoke new responses to stimuli that are triggering unwanted behaviors, includes exposure therapies and aversive conditioning.
Get it? They’re fencing, you counter you opponent’s stabs in fencing… IT MAKES SENSE!
unconditional positive regard- a caring, accepting, nonjudgmental attitude, which Carl Rogers believed would help clients develop self awareness and self acceptance.
transference- in psychoanalysis, the patient’s transfer to the analyst of emotions linked with other relationships.
biomedical therapy- prescribed medications or procedures that act directly on the person’s physiology.
mania- mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state.
near death experience- altered state of consciousness reported after a close brush with death; often similar to drug-induced hallucinations.
antisocial personality disorder (ASD)- personality disorder in which the person (usually male) exhibits a lack of conscience for wrongdoing, even towards friends and family. May be aggressive and ruthless or a clever con artist.
The best part of Zoo Tycoon was dragging the visitors into predator enclosures and deleting fences so the animals could go on a rampage. With the prehistoric animals expansion pack, you could recreate Jurassic Park, complete with guests being devoured due to fences inexplicably deactivating.
dissociative identity disorder (DID)- rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits multiple personality disorders.
I wonder if there’s a category for mental illnesses induced by artifacts of great power. He would fit right in there along with Isildur, Bilbo, and Denethor.
PTSD- anxiety disorder characterized by haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, and/or insomnia lingering for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience.
The roundabout I’m talking about is the Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris. It surrounds the Arc de Triomphe, a historical monument and major tourist attraction. You can only get to the Arc through a tunnel due to the constant flow of traffic. It connects to 12 roads and has eight lanes. EIGHT. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?
phobia- an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object or situation.
I read a book featuring vampires in which vampires weren’t repelled by garlic by a magic curse, but because of their advanced sense of smell. Imagine garlic breath X100.