Psychology Word of the Day

MOTOR SET

November 5, 2011

can be audible signals which will instil a sense of readiness such as hearing: Ready, set

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CONSTITUTIONAL TYPE

November 5, 2011

a categorization of people based upon their physical features and biologic traits or upon a pretend union between psychological and physical traits.

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GRAMMAR

November 5, 2011

Linguistics. Abstract system of rules describing how a language works. Traditionally consists of syntax and morphology with the modern systems of phonology and semantics.

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NONLINEAR REGRESSION MODEL

November 5, 2011

any regression model which isn't linear in its parameters. These models can't be resolved by the techniques of ordinary least squares regression techniques. Commonly referred to as curvilinear regress

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GOMPERTZ HYPOTHESIS

November 5, 2011

The hypothesis suggesting that the probability of human mortality will increase exponentially with age in a geometric proportion that doubles every 8 years between the ages of 20 and 80.

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META- (MET-)

November 5, 2011

a prefix meaning beyond or behind.

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STABILIMETER

November 5, 2011

an instrument used to measure postural stability and body sway when a person is upright, blindfolded and is asked to stand still. Stabilimeter is used to determine the swaying in body when one is stan

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RELATIONSHIP SYSTEM

November 5, 2011

Including relationships not based on blood or affinity, a system which recognizes interpersonal bonds within a society or culture.

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INTEREST TEST

November 5, 2011

an inventory where the person is asked to express their likes and dislikes for a range of different activities and attitudes. They are compared with interest patterns for assessing suitability for emp

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CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY OF EMOTION

November 5, 2011

any theory possessing an idea that feelings are not inborn but built through societal and culturally-derived events.

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