ATTRIBUTION THEORY OF LEADERSHIP

a model of leadership that assumes that individuals make inferences about leadership ability by observing and interpreting different types of environmental and behavioral cues....

ATYPICAL PERVASIVE

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

AUDIOGRAM

a graph relating an individual who is deficient in hearing's pure- tone thresholds at selected frequencies to the normal hearing individuals. The x-axis is...

AUDITORY CONSONANT TRIGRAM (ACT)

a memory test in which a three-letter nonsense syllable, such as DCT, is presented verbally and the participant is asked to recall the sequence...

AUDITORY MEMORY SPAN

the number of simple items, like numbers, for example, that can be repeated in sequence by a person after only hearing the series once....

AUFGABE

refers to an assignment, task (German): May refer to a mental preparation or predisposition that unconsciously determines the way a person handles a situation...

AUTHORITARIAN CONSCIENCE

refers to the type of conscience that is governed by (a) the fear of an external authority or (b) the voice of an internalized...

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY

1. one type of episodic memory comprising of vivid memories including the time and place of events. 2. May also refer to a narrative...

AUTOGENITAL STIMULATION

refers to any form of stimulation by a human of his or her own genitalia. It may take the form of pelvic thrusts, masturbation,...

AUTOMATIC ACTIVATION

refers to the involuntary processing of stimuli in preparation for associated responses. This activation tends to occur more rapidly than that resulting from an...

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