AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING

refers to the establishment of a pattern of behavior that prevents, postpones, or reduces the frequency of aversive stimulation. In a typical conditioning experiment...

AXIAL GRADIENT

refers to the difference in rates of development or metabolic rates of tissue along a longitudinal body axis. See also anterior- posterior development.

AZOOSPERMIA

n. refers to the absence of viable sperm in the semen, usually as a result of failed spermatogenesis.

ABIOTROPHY

noun. The decrease in one's ability to ward off infections and disease. For instance, infections are more likely as human's age due to declining...

ABSCESS

often a blister-like or centralized wound that frequently grows in size as the infection progresses. An abscess in one's brain can demonstrate several neurological...

ABSOLUTE RATING SCALE

Derived from Immanuel Kant- system that scores individuals and/or things based on separate rules and not taking into account the measures and standards of...

ABSTRACT WORD

words that are not directly correlated with an image- words which would not immediately bring an image to the mind when heard

ACADEMIC INTELLIGENCE

cognitive abilities that are regarded as being highly imperative to achieve academic success.

ACCELERATION EFFECTS

effects on and effects felt within the body stemming from forces and pressure put upon it, such as the aftereffects felt by physical forces...

ACCIDENT BEHAVIOR

behavior that is more likely to cause damage to persons, objects or other surroundings. Often, this behavior is seen in individuals who are known...

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