LEARNING (GENERAL)

A process in which new information, habits, or abilities are acquired; in general, any modification of behavior due to contact with the environment.Animals and...

LEARNING PLATEAU

A flat place in a learning curve, indicating a period of little or no progress (Fig. 33).The occurrence and persistence of a plateau depend...

LEARNING TECHNIQUES

It is safe to say that no subject in the entire field of psychology has received more attention than the techniques of learning. The...

LEARNING UNDER HYPNOSIS

Hypnotic learning has not been fully explored, but a number of reported experiments show positive results. The first studies dealt primarily with conditioning during...

LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry)

There are many points where the provinces of psychiatry and the law impinge on each other. Some of the most important are the problems...

LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY (Forensic Psychology)

An area of applied psychology traditionally devoted to such problems as testimony, methods of interrogation, and guilt detection.In recent years the field has been...

LEVEL OF ASPIRATION

The level at which a person sets his significant goals; the level of performance to which he aspires.An individual’s aspiration level has an important...

LIE DETECTOR

An apparatus designed to detect emotional changes that indicate guilt.Attempts to detect guilt on the basis of physical and psychological signs appear to be...

LOCKE, JOHN (1632-1704)

Locke, the great empiricist and pioneer in associationist psychology, was born in Somerset, England, studied medicine and science at Oxford, and later became adviser...

LOGORRHEA (Logomania,Hyperlogia,Hyperphrasia)

Excessive, uncontrollable talking, often highly incoherent.Logorrhea occurs in states of pathological excitement, particularly in the manic phase of manic-depressive psychosis where one of the...

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