Home Authors Posts by Nugent, Pam M.S.

Nugent, Pam M.S.

18484 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Pam holds a masters in Child Psychology and is an avid supporter of Psychology academics.

LATERAL HYPOTHALAMIC SYNDROME

A reduction in eating habits due to injury or disease in the pituitary gland located in the hypothalamus in the brain.

LATERAL GYRUS

A major portion of the brain found within the parietal lobe located above the external ear and is responsible for auditory function.

LATENT TRAIT THEORY

A model for the design of instruments used in observing traits or testing unobservable traits. The preferred method of developing tests and scoring for...

LATENT NEED

Needs that do not truly exist but are presented in a manner that need a person can believe they have to fulfill it

LATENT LEARNING

Learning that occurs without awareness or conscious effort or intention. Learning may come from social cues, through rewards, or observations.

LATENT INHIBITION

The impedance of Pavlovian conditioning resulting from prior exposures with a conditioned stimulus before being paired with an unconditioned stimulus.

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

LATENCY STAGE

A stage in the Psychosexual Development of a child starting around age 3 through puberty when sexual libido turns to the opposite sex parent...

LATENCY OF RESPONSE

The messure of time that occurs from the introduction of a stimulus and the following response or reaction time. Common concept used in Cognitive...

LATCHKEY CHILDREN

Children who have no adult supervision outside of school hours until a parent or caretaker arrives.

Latest news