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MACHIAVELLIANISM

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a belief that ends justify means, however ruthless the consequences and how it affects others.

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MACHINE CONSCIOUSNESS

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achieving a conscious state as a result of computers or robotic intervention.

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MACHOVER DRAW-A-PERSON TEST (DAP TEST)

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a test which aims to help clinicians identify the individuals personality. The participant is asked to first draw a person on a blank piece of paper without being given any discriminatory information such as the sex or clothing. They are then asked to draw another person but the opposite sex to the first. From this a clinician will then attempt to identify the personality traits of the individual and highlight any signs of pathology.

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MACHOVER!

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U.S. psychologist (1902- 1996)

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MACLEAN'S THEORY OF EMOTION

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a theory which emphasizes the importance of various parts of the limbic system including the hippocampus and amygdala with respect to emotions.

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MACRO- IMACR

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a combination of two object to form an enlarged version.

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MACROBIOTIC DIETS

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first proposed by Japanese educator George Ohsawa, the macrobiotic diets contain mainly fibre based foods with vegetables, fruit and fish. Other animal products are avoided. Cooking is completed in line with the yin and yang principles.

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MACROBIOTICS

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is one of the many nutrition theories which implies achieving a balance between the proposed foods is paramount - based primarily on the Chinese concept of yin and yang.

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MACROCEPHALY

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a hereditary defect which results in the abnormal growth of tissues supporting the brain and hydrocephalus which leads to an enlarged head.

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MACROELECTRODE

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usually has a diameter of a millimetre or more and are used as conductors of electrical currents in pieces of machinery and equipment.

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