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ACCESSIBILITY

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noun. Open, receptive, approachable

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ACCESSIBILITY OF AN ATTITUDE

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the probability of a specific attitude being evoked from recollection upon confronting the attitude object.

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ACCURACY

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noun. 1. with regard to an activity, a performance appraisal, typically centered around the balance of accurate answers. 2. much more, basically, the level to which answers or alternatively remarks tend to be accurate. 3. accuracy and sometimes lack of errors.

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ACHIEVEMENT GOAL THEORY

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any of numerous theorems of willingness that discern two kinds of success pursuits, goal-oriented, ego-oriented, that unite such dissimilarities in each person's assumed capacity for the job and their accomplishment conduct.

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ACHIEVEMENT TEST

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a norm-referenced and standardized test- the main goal of this examination is to calculate a persons existing skill level or competency in a specific topic. Many times the ?differentiation ?is made that achievement exams ?stress? ?aptitude? gained ?by means of ?official? ?educational? experiences ?or? ?proper training?, ?when ?skills? ?assessments? ?stress? ?natural? ?promise. ?Furthermore, ?to? ?their? ?employment ?in? ?scholastic? ?departments?, ?achievement? ?exams ?are? ?also used? ?for? ?a? ?multitude? ?of? ?specialist?, ?training?, ?and? ?assessment? practices.

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ACRONYM

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An abbreviated form of a title that includes several words, but is regarded as a one word grammatically in terms of its abbreviate. Each letter in the abbreviated form generally stands for the first letter of each word that makes up the acronym.

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ACTING OUT

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1. the unrestrained and improper attitudinal declaration of denied feelings that aids in reducing stress corresponding with these feelings or to present them in a concealed, or allusive, way to other people. Such actions may consist of fighting, battling, robbing, intimidating, or throwing fits. Acting out is usually thought to be due to underlying antisocial behavior in kids and teenagers but is not set on only this age group. 2. in psychoanalytic theory, the declaration of involuntary sentimental disputes, emotions, or demands-usually sexual or demanding- through improper action, with no effort to comprehend the origination or interpretation of these actions.

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ACTION SLIP

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any sort of mistake which involves some sort of intellectual backslide and causes an accidental action, such as placing your eyeglasses in the freezer. Action mistakes are largely called absent-minded blunders. Reference: Absent-mindedness

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ACTION-ORIENTED THERAPY

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any sort of treatment which stresses starting and, of course, completing behaviors instead of spoken correspondence or perhaps conversation,

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ACTIVATIONAL EFFECT

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a temporary chemical influence which usually produces a brief variation in performance or physical motion in mature animals. For instance, escalated testosterone in male songbirds during the growing season causes escalated violence in terrain protection and an increase in the bird's wooing performance.

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