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A–S Reaction Study

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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An early personality inventory designed to measure ascendance versus submissiveness in everyday social relationships, constructed by the US psychologists Gordon W(illard) Allport...

A–S scale

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A scale to measure anti-Semitism (prejudice against or hostility to Jews), especially the scale first published by the German philosopher, sociologist, and psychologist ...

A/S ratio

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Association/sensation ratio, an index of the comparative *intelligence of mammalian species formulated by the Canadian psychologist Donald O(lding) Hebb...

abacus

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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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  

In analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation of restraints, in which unexpected contents may emerge from the ...
abaissement du niveau mental

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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In *analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation of restraints, in which unexpected contents may emerge ... More
abasia

abasia  

Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without  +  basis a step, from bainein to step or go  +  -ia indicating a condition or quality]
abasia

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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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.

ABC

ABC  

1 A model used in rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into: A, the activating event; B, the mediating evaluative beliefs; and C, behavioural and ...
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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 Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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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

abducens nerve  

Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves controlling the lateral rectus muscles of the eyes, turning the eye outwards for a sidelong direction of gaze. Paralysis of this nerve causes convergent ...
abducens nerve

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Either of the sixth pair of *cranial nerves controlling the lateral *rectus muscles of the eyes, turning the eye outwards for a sidelong direction of gaze. Paralysis of this nerve causes ... More
aberration

aberration  

1 A deviation from what is normal, usual, or right. See also chromosomal aberration.2 A temporary lapse of behaviour or mental function. 3 A defect of the crystalline lens of the eye, or of any other ...
aberration

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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1. A deviation from what is normal, usual, or right. See also chromosomal aberration. 2. A temporary lapse of behaviour or mental ... More
ability

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Developed skill, competence, or power to do something, especially (in psychology) existing capacity to perform some function, whether physical, mental, or a combination of the two, without ... More
ability test

ability test  

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

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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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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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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

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