GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

the study of the basic principles, problems and methods that underlie the science of psychology. Includes human development, emotions, motivation, learning, senses, perception, thinking,...

GENERAL ABILITY

a term that is used to describe the measurable ability believed to underlie skill in handling all types of intellectual tasks. See general factor.

GENERALIZATION

1. Deriving a concept or theory from a number of specific cases, applying it widely. 2. Judgement derived and applied this way. 3. Conditioning...

GARCIA EFFECT

the name of a conditioned taste aversion that is achieved rapidly by a single pairing of illness such as nausea with the consumption of...

GROUP SEX

Group of heterosexual people, gay men or lesbians who meet expressly for the purpose of obtaining maximum satisfaction through such means as observing each...

GENDER ASSIGNMENT

the term used for the classification of an infant at birth as either male or female. Children born with ambiguous genitalia are usually assigned...

GROUP PRESSURE

This term applies to any direct or indirect social pressure that is exerted by a group on its individual members to influence their choices...

GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR

Behavior oriented toward attaining a particular goal. Identified by observing that the animal or person ceases search behaviour and engages in detour behaviour when...

GUIDANCE PROGRAM

the term for the resources of staff at schools used to aid students in resolving any scholastic and social problems. Grained counsellors, social workers...

GROWTH

1. These are the series of physical changes that occur from conception through maturity. 2. The term for the development of any entity toward...

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