Psychology Word of the Day

EPISTEMOPHILIA

November 5, 2011

The love of knowledge. See curiosity.

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STANDARD OBSERVER

November 5, 2011

Hypothetically, the ideal observer.

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DICHORIAL TWINS

November 5, 2011

Twins with separate chorionic membranes as embyos. Compare monochorial twins.

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ARECOLINE

November 5, 2011

n. a drug related to muscarine, that stimulates specific smooth muscles and glands that typically respond to postganglionic cholinergic agents. It is primarily used in veterinary medicine to eliminate

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EXERCISE HIGH

November 5, 2011

The feeling of euphoria after exercise. See runner's high.

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GLUCOSE TRANSPORTER

November 5, 2011

the name given to the molecule that spans the plasma membrane of a cell and transports the glucose molecules across the membrane.

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DYSPNEA

November 5, 2011

Having a shortness of breath or breathing difficulty not produced by high altitude, exertion or other identifiable cause.

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ENERGIZING

November 5, 2011

The mental skill of revitalising us when we feel fatigued.

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CONTINUOUS DISTRACTOR TASK

November 5, 2011

a challenge of memory retentiveness wherein a constant sequence of objects are displayed- the volunteer is shown one of the objects occasionally which has already been shown, requiring them to remembe

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BLEULER'S THEORY

November 5, 2011

A theory about the underlying symptomatology of schizophrenia that defined 4 symptoms to diagnose the condition.

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