Psychology Word of the Day

TACTILE ILLUSION

November 5, 2011

The wrong perception of touch receptors. A person's false perception that is made by touching the thing but he cannot identify it properly. To perceive something different from the one that is actual

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DUCHENNE SMILE

November 5, 2011

A smile that characterised by crow's feet around the eyes and an upturning of lips.

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COUNTERARGUMENT

November 5, 2011

a mental reaction to convincing conversation that rejects outlook-dependent data exhibited in the conversation.

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JACKSON'S LAW

November 5, 2011

the principle stating that when mental deterioration results from brain disease, the higher and recently developed functions are lost first.

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OBJECT OF INSTINCT

November 5, 2011

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, that which is wanted in effort to attain satisfaction or gratitude.

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PRCMORBID ADJUSTMENT

November 5, 2011

a gauge of the degree of an individual's operating prior to the onset of an acute psychological disorder. The gauge, as utilized in the Phillips rating scale of premorbid adaptation in schizophrenia,

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NONINVASIVE

November 5, 2011

1. designating processes or tests which do not neccesitate perforation or laceration of the skin or insertion of a tool or gadget into the body for diagnosis or remediation. 2. of a tumor, not able o

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UNDERPAYMENT INEQUITY

November 5, 2011

with regard to industrial and organizational environments, an worker's interpretation that they're income is less than is fair, specifically in comparison to other employees. This can result in dissat

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL

November 5, 2011

just about any untraditional or alternative establishment where education is rendered upon pupils.

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DISCRIMINATING POWER

November 5, 2011

Able to measure and distinguish between 2 groups being measured.

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