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...

AUTOMATIC DRAWING

the act of drawing images, doodles, or objects while in a hypnotic trance or in a situation in which the attention is distracted. This...

ADIPEX

noun. A brand name for the weight-loss drug phentermine.

ADOLESCENCE (Theories)

Adolescence is probably the most controversial of all periods of human development. Since the beginning of this century literally dozens of theories have been...

ADULTHOOD

the timeframe of growth when physical maturation is has been attained and specific biologic, mental, cultural, individual characteristics, and various other developments concerned with...

ATTRACTION-SELECTION-ATTRITION MODEL (ASA MODEL)

in industrial and organizational psychology, a model proposing that (a) people are attracted to organizations that hold values that are congruent with their personalities,...

ATTENTION

n. a state of awareness in which the senses are focused exclusively and selectively on aspects of the environment. Therefore, the central nervous system...

AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOR

any behavioral act that enables an individual to avoid anticipated unpleasant or painful situations, stimuli, or events, including conditioned aversive stimuli. See also avoidance...

APPROACH MOTIVATION

motivation stemming from the expectation or desiring of a reward, which is a condition for goal-directed behavior.

ADULT

noun. 1. someone that is now at a level of maturity or adulthood. 2. someone who is seen as an adult through the eyes...

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