ATTITUDE MEASURE

a procedure in which individuals' attitudes and responses are assigned quantitative values. Several broad categories of this type of measure have been developed, including:...

NAIVE PARTICIPANT

is a participant to a study which is not aware of the experimental hypothesis and who has not participated in study before.

ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE

a person's characteristic tendencies when inferring the cause of behavior or events, that may be based on three dimensions: the internal-external dimension (whether they...

PSYCHOSCIENCE

A science dealing with mind, function and behavior. Also a science dealing with mental diseases and disorders and their treatment.

SUMMATION

1. Procedure in which neural vigor is produced after series of two or more stimulus that single would not produce the effect-creation of the...

THINNING

with regard to conditioning, a gradual escalation in the intermittency of reinforcement.

SCAPEGOAT THEORY

Social psychological term that relates to prejudice. According to this theory, people may be prejudice toward a group in order to vent their anger....

CAUSAL MECHANISM

n. the physical, if not the most immediate, means of bringing about the desired effect. For instance, other than using lock-and-key, it is turning...

STAGNATION

the staying in one stage.

SYMPTOM CLUSTER

These are a group of related symptoms occurring together as syndrome.

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