Psychology Word of the Day

FREEBASE

November 5, 2011

1. The highly concentrated and chemically changed form of cocaine made by treating it with ether. 2. To smoke this form of cocaine.

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EMOTIONAL CHARGE

November 5, 2011

Strong emotion we keep bottled up and is ready to explode.

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MOGIGRAPHIA

November 5, 2011

a rarely used name for writers cramp.

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ELDERLY HOUSING

November 5, 2011

Accomodation suitable for the older adults designed to take account changes in in physical and cognitive abiltities.

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OPERANT BEHAVIOR

November 5, 2011

behavior which generates an impact upon the surroundings and whose probability of happening again is influenced by consequences. Operant behavior is almost synonymous with deliberate actions.

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BLUES

November 5, 2011

pl.n. a state of feeling depressed or melancholic, apparently, for no particular reason at all. It is often associated with early depressive symptoms such as inexplicable sadness and loss of pleasure.

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FORETHOUGHT

November 5, 2011

the term applied to a person's ability to anticipate the consequences of their actions and the actions of others people. Albert Bandura considers it to be a key element in learning behaviour.

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LUMINOUS FLUX

November 5, 2011

is the rate at which light is emitted from a source or reflected from a reflective surface.

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ADDUCTION

November 5, 2011

1. mobility of a body part moving closer to the core of the body or closer to an appendage. Reference: adductor. 2. with regard to conditioning, the development of newer behaviors by mixing the discri

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MORSICATIO LABIORUM LIP EROTICISM

November 5, 2011

is the umbrella term to describe the use of lips as a means of obtaining sexual arousal or satisfaction.

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