Psychology Word of the Day

DELTA WAVE

November 5, 2011

The lowest frequency brain wave.

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ANECHOIC CHAMBER

November 5, 2011

a specially constructed enclosure or chamber that is designed to drown out external noise in the environment, while allowing internal noise to go uninterrupted. Specifically eliminates echoes, reverbe

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA

November 5, 2011

an eating disorder, which occurs frequently in adolescent girls, involving the refusal of food, a drive for thinness, perceptual disturbances in the person's view of the body, amenorrhea, excessive pu

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ACTIVITY PSYCHOLOGY 2

November 5, 2011

a cultural concept of aging which indicates outstanding aging is classified according to keeping up with societal positions, events, and commitments.

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LEXICAL AMBIGUITY

November 5, 2011

A word which has more than one potential meaning.

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AUDITORY PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS

November 5, 2011

a series of language and cognition disorders associated with lesions in various parts of the brain. Lesions may affect hearing differentially, depending on location. A lesion in the left hemisphere ma

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MANTRA

November 5, 2011

is an umbrella term used to describe a repeated syllable, phrase or hymn, often related related to religions concepts - especially in Hinduism and Buddhism.

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MARBE'S LAW

November 5, 2011

states that the speed of an assertion during a word-association test is defined as proportional to the number of people who also make the same association.

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PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

November 5, 2011

an evaluation of the body and its particular acts, usually by a doctor or other medical professional, using examination, auscultation, percussion, and palpation. It also often comprises lab tests and

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POSTENCEPHALITIC AMNESIA

November 5, 2011

a memory disorder which takes place in some people who have recovered from an onset of viral encephalitis. The indicators are inclusive of a mass defect of recent memory and partial amnesia for occurr

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