PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY GLOSSARY
The glossary/dictionary that you can find in this section of our site gathers all the technical terms that are currently used in psychology and psychotherapy. Each term presents a brief and clear description.
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Jet lag: a temporary disturbance affecting an individual’s circadian (sleep-waking) rhythm caused by undertaking long air journeys across time zones. Internal and external ‘zeitgebers’ (‘time-givers’, e.g. the intensity of light, social occurrences)’ which influence and trigger natural circadian phases and rhythms present in advance following an eastward flight and are delayed after a westward flight.