Psychology Word of the Day

RELATEDNESS

November 5, 2011

Reciprocity of factors like trust and empathy between two or more individuals in a relationship.

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PRECATEGORICAL ACOUSTIC STORAGE (PAS)

November 5, 2011

a sensory memory which briefly keeps auditory data prior to it being perceived and understood- a theoretical rendition of the phenomenon of echoic memory. PAS is held to be a parallel reserve to the i

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PSYCHOTECHNICS

November 5, 2011

Applying psychological principles in a practical way to economics, sociology, business and other disciplines. 2. Using psychological principles to alter the behavior of a subject.

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ALZHEIMER'S FACILITIES

November 5, 2011

centers purposely structured to enhance the proper care of those with Alzheimer

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CASTRATION

November 5, 2011

The removal of the testes by surgery. Less common is ovary removal in women.

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VASOCONSTRICTION

November 5, 2011

noun. thinning of blood vessels, that is managed by vasomotor nerves of the SNS or via agents like the vasopressin or sympathomimetic drugs.

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SAFETY BEHAVIOR

November 5, 2011

Behavior patterns carried out by a stressed person in order to reduce or avert a dreaded disaster. For instance, an individual with anxiety disorder may only venture out when escorted, and an individu

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SOFT PALATE

November 5, 2011

part of the roof of the mouth from the hard palate to the uvula and separates the oral cavity from the nasopharynx and is used to make speech sounds. Also called velum palatinum.

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CURRICULUM

November 5, 2011

1. a group of necessary or recommended curricula's, spanning various topics or within a certain subject, which a pupil has to satisfy in effort to fulfill the requisites of a certain degree or academi

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PATTERN DISCRIMINATION

November 5, 2011

the capacity of human beings and other animals to differentiate variations in trends of optical, audile, or other kinds of stimulants.

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