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A–S Reaction Study

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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 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...

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 of restraints, in which unexpected contents may emerge ... More
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 eye outwards for a sidelong direction of gaze. Paralysis of this nerve causes ... More
aberration

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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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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

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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 or state]...

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 century, in which an attempt is made to determine the ... More
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. The term was coined by US feminists in the 1980s and was ... More
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 the luminances of its ...

Abney effect

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1. The slight change in the *hue of *monochromatic light when its *lightness changes as a result of white light being added to it....

abnormal

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

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