Psychology Word of the Day

AGE CRITIQUE

November 5, 2011

the period in life marked by the beginning of the end of menses- the year(s) spent in menopause.

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TRANSCORTICAL APHASIA

November 5, 2011

a form of aphasia elicited by a lesion between Broca's area and Wernicke's area which results within these regions being cut off from the remainder of the brain. As an outcome of such, the person will

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BAYESIAN APPROACH

November 5, 2011

is the process of using conditional probabilities as an aid in selecting between a variety of potential outcomes.

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CONSTANT ERROR

November 5, 2011

a step-by-step prejudice or mistake in a specific way. With regard to motor management and psychophysics, constant error is obvious in a deviation of the mean of the judgments stemming from a standard

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SELFISH HERD

November 5, 2011

Seen in animal behaviour where a group of animals always mange to keep themself away from any danger by placing other herd members between them and danger. It is seen in highly selfish individuals.

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OVERLOAD

November 5, 2011

noun. a psychological state wherein scenarios and encounters are so mentally, perceptually, and emotionally arousing that they drain or even go beyond the person

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DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

November 5, 2011

The evaluation of physical, emotional, cognitive and social development of a child.

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XXXX SYNDROME

November 5, 2011

a chromosomal disorder wherein a female has four X chromosomes instead of the typical couple. Impacted females usually have small physical abnormalities and cognitive retardation; IQ's of impacted peo

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DIRECTED THINKING

November 5, 2011

Thinking towards a specific goal. See critical thinking.

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GENE SPLICING

November 5, 2011

A technique of inserting genetic material in the form of dna into an existing DNA molecule. Commonly performed in genetic engineering when genetic material from one organism is introduced into another

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