ANTICONFIRMATIONISM

the argument that it is not possible to confirm the truth of general propositions, including scientific research hypotheses, either by accruing positive instances or...

ANTIPARKINSONIAN AGENTS

drugs that reduce the severity of early symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Symptoms include tremors, movement and gait abnormalities, and muscle rigidity. Antiparkinsonian agents are...

ANTIVITAMIN

n. a substance or set of substances that interferes with the functions of vitamins in the body. Most antivitamins are chemicals that are molecularly...

ANXIETY SENSITIVITY

fear that sensations and physiological reactions associated with anxiety will have harmful consequences. An individual with high natural levels of this is more likely...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

APOENZYME

n. refers to the protein component of an enzyme. This protein component must combine with a second component, termed a coenzyme, to make the...

APPARENT MOVEMENT

an illusion of motion or change of size that is cued by visual tricks. For example, a person sitting in a stationary car may...

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)

the practical application of Skinner's behavioral principles (i.e., operant conditioning) in practical settings. Variations of applied behavior analysis may be used clinically (in the...

APPREHENSIVENESS

1. a mood state characterized by anxiety or worry. 2. the act or capability of humans to grasp something mentally, for example, the...

APRIORISM

n. in philosophy, the position that asserts the reality and importance of innate ideas. It emphasizes the validity of knowledge that is not created...

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