PERFECTIONISM

noun. the propensity to require of other people or of oneself a greater degree of performance than is mandated by the scenario, considered by...

EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY

is testable evidence which is typically given under oath in a court of law by an individual who will offer their recollection of a...

PASSIVE DECEPTION

the withholding of specific data from research-engaged parties, like not making them aware of the entire details of the study. Commonly referred to as...

PSEUDOINSOMNIA

A condition reported by a subject who thinks they are not sleeping properly, but who actually get a healthy amount of sleep. They may...

CASE HISTORY

n. a complete record of information containing all data about a patient's medical or psychological condition. It may cover health, family, and social history,...

DEVIANT BEHAVIOR

Any behaviour that deviates from the group. Also called deviance.

SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

Reckoning of an event with regards to a recognized group of scientific concepts, details, and assumptions. Standard types of explanation are reductionistic, analyzing phenomena...

AVAILABILITY HEURISTIC

n. a common quick strategy for making judgments about the likelihood of occurrence. Typically, the individual bases these judgments on the salience of similar...

GENDER BIAS

This covers a variety of biases that relate to the differential treatment of males and females. May be unwarranted assumptions and can include omitting...

THANATOS

the personification of death and the brother of Hypnos with regard to Greek mythology, whose terminology was selected by Sigmund Freud to denote a...

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