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abaissement du niveau mental

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

abasia

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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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Another name for *central reaction time.

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

abderite

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

aberration

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

2. A temporary lapse of

ability

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

abiogenesis

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The generation of living from non-living matter. Compare biogenesis. [Coined in 1870 by the English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley

abiosis

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Absence of life. abiotic adj. Lifeless or inanimate. [From Greek a- without + bios life + -osis indicating a process

ablation

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Surgical removal of a structure or part of the brain or other organ of the body. ablate vb. [From Latin

ablation experiment

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A basic research method of physiological psychology based on *ablation, especially during the first three-quarters of the 20th

ableism

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Discrimination against people who are not able-bodied, or an assumption that it is necessary to cater only for able-bodied people.

Abney effect

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1. The slight change in the *hue of *monochromatic light when its *lightness changes as a result

Abney's law

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The principle according to which the total luminance of light composed of several wavelengths is equal to the sum of

abnormal

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Departing from what is usual or what is the rule or *norm (1, 2). [From

abnormality

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Anything that is *abnormal. A psychological abnormality is a manifestation of *cognition, *emotion, or

abnormal psychology

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A branch of psychology devoted to the study of the classification, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of *mental disorders

abortion

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An operation to terminate a pregnancy prematurely (also called an induced abortion), or a premature expulsion of an embryo

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