Psychology Word of the Day

ANTECEDENT VARIABLE

November 5, 2011

a variable that precedes another variable or consequence in a temporal sense. Although the consequence may not be related, both occur in a small space of time - with the antecedent variable occurring

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DERANGEMENT

November 5, 2011

A disturbance in mental functioning.

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MILLING CROWD

November 5, 2011

is the meeting of a group of people, typically in a public environment, such as a street or concourse.

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ALLOCENTRIC

November 5, 2011

1. adjective. marked by the concentrating of attention or intrigue onto other items or individuals. 2. with regard to anthropology, recognizing the standards and traditions of various other societies.

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NEURASTHENIA

November 5, 2011

which is characterized by fatigue, weakness, insomnia, achies and pain. The onset of the condition is considered to be due to emotional conflicts, tensions, frustrations and other psychological factor

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SEMANTIC PARAPHASIA

November 5, 2011

a form of paraphasia where speech is fairly fluent but objects are given the wrong but a similar name. Semantic phrases are useful and important tools in language.

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CARDIAC INDEX

November 5, 2011

The measure of cardiac output per square metre of body surface.

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OLFACTORY SYSTEM

November 5, 2011

the basic structures and procedures comprised in a living being's identification of and reaction to odorants.

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SPINAL CORD DISEASE

November 5, 2011

any condition that is caused by infection, injury or defect of the spinal cord.

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ATRIUM

November 5, 2011

n. in anatomy, this refers to a body cavity or chamber, for example, the two upper chambers of the heart.

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