APTITUDE TEST

an overall assessment instrument or test designed to measure (a) concrete abilities such as dexterity, visual acuity, and clerical performance- (b) abilities of related...

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...

AUTOSCOPE

n. an instrument that records or magnifies small muscular movements for the purposes of analysis.

BASIC RESEARCH

n. a research study done purely for science and knowledge without necessarily being directed at a goal or attempting to solve a problem. Rather,...

BEHAVIORAL BASELINE

n. a state of behavior which is steady in form and frequency. As a constant, it serves as a standard against which to compare...

BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. a school of psychology which studies aspects of behavior which are observable and measurable. It makes use of the behavior therory as a...

BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies to affective conditions which...

CASE STUDY

n. an in-depth assessment and investigation conducted on a target individual, family unit, or social group. It requires a researcher to collect multiple types...

BIOLOGICAL THERAPY

Treatment for mental disorders that try to alter physiological function.

CONFOUNDS

noun. factors that fluctuate with the independent variable and whose affects on the dependent variable are subsequently hard to distinguish through empirical observation from...

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