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M-C SDS

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is an abbreviation used for marlowe-crownes social desirability scale.

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M-CELLS

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are large neurons which can be found between the two most ventral layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus. Otherwise known as M-ganglion cells.

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is a characteristic displayed by the determination to achieve their aim or goal by means including deliberate deception.

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MACH BANDS

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is an visual phenomena during which there is a visible contrast produced by two or more adjacent rectangular grey images which differ in lightness.

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MACH CARD

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is a piece of card which is used to demonstrate the contrast seen in Mach Bands where two grey rectangular objects are placed adjacent to each other producing a contrast across the card.

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MACH SCALE

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the measure of the degree which individuals will tolerate the active use of manipulation and deceit in pursuit of their goal.

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MACH] MACH-DVORAK STEREOILLUSION

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is a visual phenomena where you mistake depth in the movement of an object image in your field of view when it actually only moves in two-dimensions, such as a pendulum.

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MACHIAN POSITIVISM

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first proposed by Czech-born Austria physicist Ernst Mach, who implied that our experiences define our understanding and knowledge but that sensations do not always represent the reality of an external world.

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MACHIAVELLI

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(1469-1527), Italian political theorist]

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MACHIAVELLIAN HYPOTHESIS

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a hypothesis which explains the development of intelligence was a result (primarily) of the desire for power. First proposed by Niccolo Machiavelli.

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