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...

LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958)

This outstanding physiological psychologist was born in West Virginia and received his Ph.D. in genetics at Johns Hopkins in 1915. He remained there for...

LATERAL DOMINANCE (Laterality)

Predominance of one side of the body over the other, resulting in the preferred use and superior functioning of either the left or the...

LAW OF CONTIGUITY

A principle of learning which states that to establish an association between two events, they must be experienced close together in time and space.The...

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