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N-AFF

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is an abbreviation for need for affiliation.

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N1 ATTENTION EFFECT

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is the first negative component which is highlighted to a participant or user in an event-related potential.

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NABILONE

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is closely related (chemically) to tetrahydrocannabinol which has been used to manage conditions such as nausea and vomiting in patients who have just recovered from general anaesthetics.

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NAFE PATTERN THEORY

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first proposed by John Paul, the theory suggests that the pattern during which neurons fire is what's responsible for any cutaneous sensations.

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NAGLIERI NONVERBAL ABILITY TEST (NNAT)

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is test used to examiner nonverbal reasons and problem solving skills in children from the age of kindergarten through to grade 12. There are 38 different matrix designs which measure pattern completion, reasoning by analogy, serial reasoning and the level of spatial reasoning the child has.

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NAIKAN

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is a Japanese therapy which emphasizes the importance of self-reflection on- what the client has received from others, how the clients actions may have hurt others and what the client has returned to others. This process is conducted with a professional therapist. It was first proposed by Japanese Buddhist Yoshimoto Ishin (1916 - 1988).

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NAIL BITING

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is the habitual biting of ones fingernails. Otherwise known as onychophagia.

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NAIVE ANALYSIS OF ACTION

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in the context of attribution theory, the NAoA is a set of principles or rules which lay people use to determine whether another person, typically a confederate caused a certain action.

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NAIVE HEDONISM

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is the second stage, in the preconvention level of Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development where children begin to make their own moral decisions which are normally based on what serves their own needs and what is negotiated in line with their understanding of the social rules.

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NAIVE OBSERVER I

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is an observer, who will have little or no knowledge about the scenario or event they are asked to observe, simply to watch and take note of key points. In the context of psychology experiments, comparing the notes of an na

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