ability Quick reference
The power to perform a mental or physical task—either before or after training. Social psychologists usually distinguish ability from aptitude, the natural capacity to acquire or learn a body of knowledge as measured in an aptitude test. Sociologists would probably distinguish ability and ...
Abortion Reference library
Carole R. McCann
The legal status of abortion in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts, while its practice has been consistent. Throughout
acculturation Quick reference
A social-psychological process of acquiring, modifying, and adapting from a parent culture to a host culture. This process occurs over time and includes adjusting to the customs, values, behaviours, style, and other aspects of the host culture. In relation to gangs, failure to properly acculturate to the culture of the United States is a criminogenic ...