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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology  

A branch of psychology devoted to the study of the classification, aetiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and disabilities. Also called psychopathology. Compare clinical ...
Snellen fraction

Snellen fraction  

An index of visual acuity based on the familiar Snellen chart used by optometrists and opticians, on which are printed upper-case letters arranged in size from the largest at the top to the smallest ...
anaesthesia, awareness under

anaesthesia, awareness under  

Awareness under anaesthesia appears to be an uncommon event when measured conventionally, i.e. as recall by the patient of events that happened during surgery. Sebel et al. (2004) found an ...
fixed-interval schedule

fixed-interval schedule  

In operant conditioning, a simple reinforcement schedule in which reward follows the first response that the organism makes after a predetermined time interval, and then the first response that it ...
Kuder-Richardson coefficient

Kuder-Richardson coefficient  

In psychometrics, Cronbach's alpha coefficient of reliability in the special case of a scale with pass/fail, yes/no, or other dichotomous test items. There are two slightly different versions based ...
variable-interval schedule

variable-interval schedule  

In operant conditioning, a simple reinforcement schedule in which reward follows the first response that the organism makes after a random time interval, and then the first response that it makes ...
minimum separable

minimum separable  

A measure of visual acuity, usually determined with an acuity grating, equal to the visual angle corresponding to the finest grating in which separate bars can be distinguished. A person with normal ...
community psychology

community psychology  

A branch of applied psychology involving work at a community level, often including counselling and health psychology.
circaseptan rhythm

circaseptan rhythm  

Any biological rhythm with a period of approximately seven days. [From Latin circa about + septem seven]
cacology

cacology  

Bad or faulty speech or choice of words. [From Greek kakos bad + logos a word or discourse]
couples therapy

couples therapy  

Any form of psychotherapy aimed at treating problems of couples, whether married or not. Compare marital therapy.
behavioural contagion

behavioural contagion  

Another name for social contagion, especially when applied to overt behaviour such as yawning. US behavioral contagion.
biological motion

biological motion  

Another name for the perception created by a point-light display. Also called biological movement or biomechanical motion.
biomechanical motion

biomechanical motion  

Another name for the perception created by a point-light display. Also called biomechanical movement or biological motion.
cannabis-related disorders

cannabis-related disorders  

Substance-related disorders associated specifically with the use of cannabis. See substance abuse, substance-induced disorders, substance use disorders.
auditory system

auditory system  

A generic name for the totality of structures in the nervous system that are involved in hearing.
anarthria

anarthria  

Inability to speak coherently. [From Greek an- without + arthron articulation + -ia indicating a condition or quality]
anergasia

anergasia  

Loss of function, especially in relation to organic disorders. [From Greek an- without + ergasia work or business]
arcuate nucleus

arcuate nucleus  

A small nucleus near the base of the hypothalamus containing the cell bodies that produce hypothalamic hormones.
acute pain

acute pain  

Severe short-term pain often following injury, surgery, dental problems, or heart attack (myocardial infarction). Compare chronic pain.

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