AMIMIA

noun. 1. a dialect or correspondence disorder marked by a lack of ability to translate meaning via the proper motions or to understand the...

ADMINISTRATION

noun. 1. the use of a narcotic or other types of compound in the identification or medication of a disease. Paths of consist of...

ATTACHMENT

the tendency of human infants and animals to become emotionally close to certain individuals and to be calm and soothed while in their presence....

ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD

The minimum level of stimulation that can be detected 50 per cent of the time; also called “detection threshold.” What is the finest line...

ANTISOCIAL REACTION

A form of “socio- pathic personality disturbance” characterized by impulsive, egocentric, unethical behavior.The antisocial, or psychopathic, individual acts as if he has no conscience,...

ANTINOCICEPTIVE

describes or relates to any unique factor that increases tolerance for, or reduces sensitivity to, a dangerous or harmful stimuli, for example, a stimuli...

AUDIOVISUAL TRAINING

instruction or training using audio aids, visual aids, or both. Examples of such include films, slides, filmstrips, videotapes, audiotapes, television, and computers. This is...

AUTISTIC THINKING

narcissistic, egocentric thought processes that have little or no relation to reality, and focus largely on self-absorption. May also refer to cognitive rigidities in...

AUTONOMIC HYPERACTIVITY

arousal of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which results in physiological symptoms like anxiety and fear (e.g., sweating, palpitations, dry mouth, lightheadedness, upset stomach)....

AUGMENTATION PRINCIPLE

in attribution theory, the principle that if someone performs an action when there are known constraints, his or her motive for acting must be...

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