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life events

 refer to events thatrequire a significant adjustment in a person's life, for instance divorce, moving house etc.Quantified on the Holmes and Rahe "Social Readjustment Rating Scale" whereby respondents indicate theevents (differing scores allocated according to greater adjustment required) that have beenexperienced over the previous twelve months.

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July 25th 2021

sentience

the quality or state of beingsentient; consciousness; Feeling as distinguished from perception or thought.