ALLPORT'S PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY

Gordon W. Allport's doctrine said a person's character traits are the vital points to the individuality and persistence of their behavior. Characteristics are thought...

ATTENDING

n. the act of directing and sustaining attention to a person, location, object, or event. This is presumed to increase processing speed as well...

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT

an instrument that is typically used in the evaluation of ability, achievement, interests, personality, psychopathology, or some other factor.

ANESTHETIC

n. any natural or synthetic substance that results in the person losing sensitivity to stimuli. May or may not produce a loss of...

ALGEBRAIC SUMMATION

summary that considers the characteristics of the provisions. As an outcome, whenever exciting post synaptic possibilities and repressive post synaptic possibilities are elicited in...

ABECEDARIAN PROJECT

a 1970's project managed by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that monitored the social and academic processes of children from less than...

ATYPICAL TIC DISORDER

in the DSM-lll, this represented a category of tic disorders. In the DSM-IV-TR these are labeled as tic disorders not otherwise specified.

AFFECTIVE COMMITMENT

the component part of a worker's company devotion which has the capability to be credited to a sense of participation with the enterprise and...

AUTOSTEREOTYPING

n. refers to the incorporation of stereotypes about the groups one belongs to into one's own self-concept. Also known as self-stereotyping. See also group...

ADVERSE WITNESS

a person that exposes prejudice toward someone who calls upon them in order to pass on proof in a courtroom.

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