TIME-LAG EFFECT

age differences observed in cross-sectional analyses which are a result of differences between cohorts. This impact can be gauged by testing individuals of the...

KINESTHETIC RECEPTOR

Found in muscles, tendons and joints and any of the sensory receptors that monitor the position and movement of muscles

DECAY THEORY

The theory that states unless we keep using something we have remembered it will eventually go away. Also called trace-decay theory.

K COMPLEX

a brief characteristic of electrical activity recorded from the brain during the early stages of sleep. It may also be associated with nocturnal epileptic...

DOMAIN-GENERAL ABILITY

The cognitive ability that will influence performance over a wide range of tasks.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

a type of counseling or psychotherapy wherein knowledge and standards stemming from the disciplines of theology and the behavioral sciences are utilized in working...

BRIGHTNESS CONSTANCY

n. a condition of maintaining perceptual constancy in viewing familiar objects. Thus, anything familiar to the eye (like a blank sheet of white paper)...

RECIPROCITY NORM

A social rule of conduct that states that people who help others will receive equivalent benefit from them in return.

ROLE CONFUSION

Doubt regarding a particular social or group task. Gender role behavior patterns typically correlated with the opposite gender. See also: gender identity disorder; transgender;...

S-O-R PSYCHOLOGY

S-O-R psychology is the abbreviation for stimulus-organism-response psychology. It deals with how an organism will respond to a stimulus. The O factors in this...

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