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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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(ii) Premise: Possession conditions individuate concepts--by (2).
Psychological theories in the computational mold do not individuate the states they posit semantically but rather formally or syntactically (though the precise individuative scheme will depend on the sort of computational architecture the theory employs).(4) The same argument would also show that much of the debate over individualism in psychology has been misguided.
If we individuate psychological kinds by their context sensitive or relational functions, we get context sensitive or relational psychological states.
But, only the group that learned to individuate Ziggerins later processed novel Ziggerins holistically, like faces.
To individuate between gods or other transcendent realities, we would have to know more about those realities.
Adolescents are faced with the need to individuate, or separate, from the family of origin in order to establish the mature identity and capacity for intimacy necessary to assume adult roles and responsibilities (Allison & Sabatelli, 1988).
If yes, possession conditions do not individuate concepts.
On the one hand, it implies that human actions cannot be understood in purely mental terms, which has important consequences for the ways in which we individuate and describe our acts, as well as implying that moral goodness cannot have itself as its own primary object.
As Clark clearly and engagingly demonstrates (particularly in the case of colour vision), this strategy has the potential to individuate experiential qualities as finely as common sense and intuition demand.
In fact the book's sameness in tone diction and form make it difficult to individuate between poems.
Haecceitism seems to put the cart before the horse in just the same way as someone would who proposed to individuate an object a in terms of its unit set, {a}.

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