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...

LANTERMAN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ACT

1969 California Legislation voted into law setting a guideline of rights and responsibilities for individuals with developmentalĀ disabilities and their families. The law states that...

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...

L DATA

Based on the life record or life history of an individuals and the information about their personality, see o data, q data, t data

LEVEL OF ASPIRATION

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

LITTLE HANS

a landmark study during which Sigmund Freud linked a boys phobia of horses to anxiety from witnessing his father masturbating. Freud never actually met...

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...

LABELING

Patient may be incomplete or misleading, because not all cases conform to the sharply defined characteristics of the standard diagnostic categories, in psychological assessment

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...

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