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unconditional positive regard: According to Rogers, a crucial attitude
for the client-centred therapist to adopt toward the client, who needs
to feel complete acceptance as a person in order to evaluate the extent
to which current behaviour contributes to self-actualization.
unconditioned response (UCR): See classical conditioning.
unconditioned stimulus (UCS): See classical conditioning.
unconscious: A state of unawareness without sensation or thought.
In psychoanalytic theory, it is the part of the personality, in particular
the id impulses, or id energy, of which the ego is unaware.
under-controlled (behaviour): In reference to childhood disorders,
problem behaviour of the child that creates trouble for others, such as
disobedience and aggressiveness.
undifferentiated schizophrenia: Diagnosis given for patients whose
symptoms do not fit any listed category or meet the criteria for more
than one subtype.
unilateral ECT: Electroconvulsive therapy in which electrodes are
placed on one side of the forehead so that current passes through only
one brain hemisphere.
unipolar depression: A term applied to the disorder of individuals
who have experienced episodes of depression but not of mania; referred
to as major depression in DSM-IV.