self-differentiation


Also found in: Medical.

self-differentiation

[¦self ‚dif·ə‚ren·chē¦ā·shən]
(physiology)
The differentiation of a tissue, even when isolated, solely as a result of intrinsic factors after determination.
References in periodicals archive ?
The results showed that between Sub-scales of self-differentiation, emotional escape and mixture with others subscales and total score of self- differentiation with mental health, correlation coefficients were 29.
In individuals with high self-differentiation, emotions and thoughts work in tandem; in the case of low self-differentiation, emotions overpower thoughts or thought displaces emotion.
self-differentiation is for the sake of preparing us more fully to share filial affection with all the earth's peoples, as with them we live out God's calling to tasks which include the reconciliation of the warring factions of humankind, the restoration of the ecosphere, the exploration of the cosmos, and the fostering of a common hope.
Although Bowen's construct of differentiation of self was initially formulated from the experiences of White families, this study examines how cultural issues may be manifested via differences in self-differentiation scores for African American college women.
The dynamic interplay between self-differentiation and self-integration, epitomized by the proliferation and networking of fungal mycelia, depends fundamentally on the availability of external energy supplies ("resources").
David Hult offers a subtle version of Gaston Paris's self-differentiation from his father, Paulin Pads, in terms of philological science versus a conservationist devotion to the Middle Ages.
For those partners who see PFP as the path to full membership, self-differentiation has been most significant.
s trinitarian theology: that the eternal Son is divine precisely in his self-differentiation from the Father, in which he allows the Father alone to be God.
In Bowen's family systems theory, all the symptoms like mental and physical diseases, drug abuse and social disorders have significant direct relationship with failing to adapt with system, little self-differentiation and exaggeration in emotional processes [6].
Clinical psychologists Robert and Lisa Firestone, and their associate Joyce Catlett, argue for a new perspective on processes of self-differentiation and advocate a method for liberating oneself from self-limiting and interpersonally aggravating behaviors.
He is prepared to argue for the existence of a distinctive "Gnostic school of thought" defined by its "Sethian" literature; however, he feels that a process of multiple self-differentiation was still under way in the third century (all groups being equally wary of one another)--destined to contribute to a firmer and more exclusive orthodoxy in the period after Constantine, but not yet assured of any one group's advantage against rival beliefs and practices.
Examining individualism, collectivism, and self-differentiation in African American college women.