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abacus

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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230 words

Ancient calculating instrument in which numbers and operations (especially adding) are represented by the numbers and positions of pebbles or

abaissement du niveau mental

abaissement du niveau mental n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

In *analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation

abasia

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without + basis a step, from bainein to step or go

abbreviated reaction time

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Another name for *central reaction time.

ABC

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

1. A model used in *rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into:

abderite

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

A simpleton. [Named after Abdera, a town in the ancient country of Thrace whose inhabitants were reputed to be stupid]

abducens nerve

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Either of the sixth pair of *cranial nerves controlling the lateral *rectus muscles of the eyes, turning the

aberration

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

1. A deviation from what is normal, usual, or right. See also chromosomal aberration.

2. A temporary lapse of

ability

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

Developed skill, competence, or power to do something, especially (in psychology) existing capacity to perform some function, whether physical, mental,

ability test

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

A test that measures a person's current level of performance or that estimates future performance. The term sometimes denotes an

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