JUMPING STAND

a type of apparatus used to research discriminations. Rats try to obtain food so they have to jump through doors on a platform from...

JOCASTA COMPLEX

It is when a mother has an abnormally close or incestuous attachment to her son. It is named after Jocasta the mother and wife...

JANIS-FEYERABEND HYPOTHESIS

the belief that persuasive discourse is truly effective in case an individual refutes positive arguments on the other side of a question before answering...

JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF HEALTH

It is a non profit organization that is also private and national, it encourages the attainment of uniformly high standards of institutional medical care...

JOB-COMPONENT METHOD

It is a job evaluation technique based on the assumption that similarities in job content impose similar job demands on employee's and therefore warrant...

JEALOUSY

a negative emotion of an individual's resentment towards a third party likely to steal away a loved one's affections. Romantic relationships are the prototypic...

JET LAG

a maladjustment of circadian rhythms, which requires several days for adjusting rest, work, eating, body temperature and adrenocortical secretion cycles to local time.

JUNKIE

a drug addict, especially on heroin.

JOINT ATTENTION

two or more people's attention focused on an object or action.

JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE (JND; Differential or Difference Threshold)

The smallest difference between two stimuli that can be reliably detected.The external world comes to us in the form of ever-changing sensations, and we...

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