Psychology Word of the Day

RATING

November 5, 2011

A score given to a subject or thing using a pre-determined numerical scale.

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ANALOGICAL THINKING

November 5, 2011

a kind of reasoning characterized by the use of analogy rather than official or ration thinking, or sequential reasoning. Commonly referred to as analogical reasoning. 2. with regard to resolving prob

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KEEP-AWAKE PILLS

November 5, 2011

A keep awake pill usually contains approximately 100 mg of caffeine in one cup of regular coffee or two cups of strong tea, it is also a popular name for stimulant pills that contain caffeine as the a

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TURING TEST

November 5, 2011

a test proposed in 1950 to ascertain in which scenarios a computer program may be considered to be intelligent. The test isolates in a room, a person who is linked to either a computer or another pers

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PARAVERBAL THERAPY

November 5, 2011

a technique of psychotherapy, posited in the 1970's for kids who have trouble corresponding verbally and are additionally impacted by illnesses or dysfunctions like language disruptions, hyperactivity

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NEED TO EVALUATE

November 5, 2011

is characterized with an individuals insatiable desire to evaluate their surroundings and situations, especially new ones. The need to evaluate was first investigated by U.S. psychologists William Bla

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PATHOGENESIS

November 5, 2011

the initialization and growth of a cognitive or physical illness or disease. Commonly referred to as noso-genesis.

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RIGHT BRAIN

November 5, 2011

Cerebral hemisphere located on the right of the corpus callosum which controls the left side of the body. See also: hemispheric lateralization.

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BATESIAN MIMICRY

November 5, 2011

This is a form of mimicy during which a species which is typically non-toxic mimics (takes on) physical characteristics of a toxic species ensuring the species survival. An example of this- some flies

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SELECTIVE PERMEABILITY

November 5, 2011

Characteristic of a membrane which allows it to be permeable to some substances, and impermeable to others. See also: permeability.

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