EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

FECHNER'S LAW

a law that relates subjective experience to changes in stimulus intensity. This psychophysical formula proposes that the sensation experienced is proportional to the logarithm...

FOOD FADDISM

the dietary practice based on exaggerated and often incorrect beliefs about the effects of food or nutrition on health, particularly for the prevention or...

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

GAME THEORY

model or paradigm used to understand the dynamics associated with personal conflict. Often used in theoretical modelling and empirical studies.

GROUP

1. Collection of people. 2. Social psychology. 2 or more people influencing each other. Also called social group. 3. organised collection of animals. 4....

INTEROCEPTIVE STIMULUS

the term that is applied to the stimulus arising from inside an organism. Examples of this stimulus includes headache, stomach ache and hunger pangs....

INTRINSIC BEHAVIOR

1. rewarding behaviour that is inherent. 2. A specific organ and a type of behaviour that is expressed through it (e.g. smiling, knee jerk...

KINESTHETIC IMAGERY

Dynamic is the cognitive creation of the feeling of movements while physically moving, like a figure skater may imagine the feeling of routine elements...

EXTRAPUNITIVE

with respect to reactive measures, can be actions which are directed at an individual who is perceived to be the source of another individual's...

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