ATTENTIONAL BLINK

refers to an impairment in the ability to detect a probe (e.g., the letter X) in a rapidly presented stream of letters when it...

ATTENUATION THEORY

a part of the filter theory of attention, which proposes that unattended messages are attenuated (i.e., processed weakly) but not entirely blocked from further...

ATTRACTION

n. 1. in social psychology, the natural feeling of being drawn to other individuals and desiring their company. This is usually (but not necessarily)...

ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS

a newer class of antipsychotic drugs that produce fewer extra pyramidal effects compared to the original typical version. They are also less likely to...

ATYPICAL, MIXED, OR OTHER PERSONALITY DISORDER

in DSM-IV-TR, a category of personality disorders for which there is insufficient evidence for a more specific designation - that is, the person does...

AUDIOTACTILE DEVICE

an assistive technology device consisting of a touch-sensitive pad and a speech synthesizer. Ultimately, the device generates a voice output in response to tactile...

AUDITORY EVOKED POTENTIAL

a naturally produced electrical response to sound in the body. There are many types of auditory evoked potentials, but each differ in their methods...

AUDITORY SENSATION

the sensation produced by any sound or other auditory stimulus.

AURAL

refers to a factor that pertains to hearing or to the auditory system in some manner.

AUTHORITY COMPLEX

a pattern of emotionally charged concepts of authority in an individual that are partially or completely repressed. To satisfy an unconscious need for authority,...

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