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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Goldilocks effect

Goldilocks effect n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... Beth B(owman) Hess ( 1928–2003 ) and Joan M. Waring (born 1943 ) in a chapter in a book entitled Child Influences on Marital and Family Interaction ( 1978 ), referring to the optimal level of contact with kin that satisfies married people without interfering with their marital relationship. See also anthropic principle . [From the episode in the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears when Goldilocks tastes the porridge of the small bear and finds it ‘neither too hot nor too cold, but just right; and she liked it so well that she ate it...

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