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individuation

 [in″dĭ-vid″u-a´shun]
1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.
3. in jungian psychology, the process of maturation and development and realization of the individual personality. In immature personalities, the process of individuation and self-realization is delayed. See also jung.

in·di·vid·u·a·tion

(in'di-vid'yū-ā'shŭn),
1. Development of the individual from the specific.
2. In jungian psychology, the process by which one's personality is differentiated, developed, and expressed.
3. Regional activity in an embryo as a response to an organizer.

individuation

/in·di·vid·u·a·tion/ (in″dĭ-vid″u-a´shun)
1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.

individuation

(ĭn′də-vĭj′o͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of individuating, especially the process by which social individuals become differentiated one from the other.
2. The condition of being individuated; individuality.
3. In Jungian psychology, the gradual integration and unification of the self through the resolution of successive layers of psychological conflict.
4. Embryology Formation of distinct organs or structures through the interaction of adjacent tissues.

in·di·vid·u·a·tion

(in'di-vij'yū-ā'shŭn)
1. Development of the individual from the specific.
2. jungian psychology The process by which one's personality is differentiated, developed, and expressed.
3. Regional activity in an embryo as a response to an organizer.

individuation

1. the process of developing individual characteristics.
2. differential regional activity in the embryo occurring in response to organizer influence.

Patient discussion about individuation

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In other words, psychological theories might individuate their states syntactically, and they might use an individualistic conception of syntax, but they can't do both in the same breath.
Running away can be understood as a conflict-induced effort to individuate from the family system and develop a differentiated self.
These characterizations, Clark argues, appear to individuate colour experiences correctly, while reflecting many seeming conceptual necessities about colour and colour perception, such as "There cannot be a reddish green".
After all, sets are abstract entities (as Rosenkrantz allows) and yet appear to have a clear-cut principle of individuation in the form of the axiom of extensionality, which individuates sets in terms of their members.
Goldman attempts to turn the tables and charge Plantinga with the same difficulty vis-a-vis the individuation of cognitive "modules"; but Plantinga thinks his inability to individuate cognitive modules is merely a matter of incompleteness.
The women in this title story are, I believe, four different women--as the women in every story in the collection are different--but Hempel has chosen not to individuate them; identifying details are dispensed with almost entirely.
Both kinds of particles may lack individual identity, as field-theoretic models suggest; and both kinds may have identity, even bosons - though if the latter is to be the case, bosons must have properties outside the scope of QM that serve to individuate them without being empirically significant.
Ultimately, Kim's demand for narrowly local super-venience and causation rests on vision of the unity of the sciences that never happened and begs the question against the right of the life sciences to individuate things of scientific interest to them.
AO: Yes, but it would be difficult to find examples of artists who avoid developing some recognizable identifying sign, a "handwriting," to mark them off and individuate them for the sake of the institutions and the market.
I don't know if any DNA was discovered at the crime scene that individuates him,'' Mr.
In her embrace of a certain modernist formal vocabulary, Stieger may not be far from such peers as Ida Ekblad or Thomas Sauter, but the opacity of her graceful simulacra individuates her work.
In other words, the whole set of computational states of a given system are simultaneously implicitly defined; and the implicit definition individuates each of the states, in the sense of distinguishing it from all other computational states.

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