Psychology Word of the Day

PSEUDOPRODIGY

November 5, 2011

A subject who attains an exceptionally high level of competence in a particular art or field at an early age. The success is due to overtraining than to any innate ability.

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BLUSHING

November 5, 2011

Reddening of the face caused by embarrasment or nerves.

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ALTERNATION

November 5, 2011

1. with regard to trial and error studies, a trend where one occurrence varies with a different occurrence- with regard to operant conditioning studies, a supported trial (S) might vary with a non-sup

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LEXICAL DECISION

November 5, 2011

the process whereby an individual is presented with a string of letters and asked to identify whether that string could form a word. The reaction time is the lexical decision time.

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NICOTINIC ACID

November 5, 2011

is a precursor molecule to the substance coenzyme NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and other related coenzymes.

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FUNCTION ALLOCATION

November 5, 2011

a systematic process of applying knowledge and ergonomics to determine the function of a system for human operators and those needing automation. See adaptive task allocation; clumsy automation.

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SEMINAL DISCHARGE

November 5, 2011

The discharge of semen during ejaculation.

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EMPIRICISM

November 5, 2011

Approach to epistemology holding that all knowledge of matters of fact comes from experience or needs experience for validation.

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CONTINUOUS RECOGNITION TASK

November 5, 2011

a role of memory wherein a string of objects are displayed with other objects displayed on various instances within the string. The volunteer reacts to every object by pointing out if it is a new obje

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VERBAL INTELLIGENCE

November 5, 2011

the capacity to utilize words and mixtures of words well in correspondence and problem solving.

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