BELL CURVE

n. in statistics, refers to the classic curve obtained from plotting the graph of a normal distribution. This curve is characterized by a large,...

REDUNDANCY

Superfluity; state of being redundant. Excessive repetition in expression. Having additional, unnecessary structures. Containing duplicate systems or equipment as backup to prevent failure.

PERSPECTIVE THEORY

a theory proposing that self-reports of outlooks on rating scales rely on the content and position of an individual

CULTURAL UNIVERSALISM

the stance that the morals, ideas, and actions symptomatic of different cultures can be seen, perceived, and evaluated in correlation with universal criteria. Commonly...

LIFESTYLE

the way in which a group or individual prefers to live which then becomes characteristic of that group or person. Factors related to an...

PASSIONATE LOVE

a form of love wherein carnal passion and a high level of emotional arousal are major factors- in addition to companion-based love, it is...

ATTENTION-DEFICITHYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD AHD)

in DSM-IV-TR, this represents a behavioral syndrome characterized by the persistent presence (i.e., for 6 months or more) of six or more symptoms involving...

BABKIN REFLEX

refers to an innate neonatal reflex whereby infants open their mouths and twist their heads in response to pressure placed on their palms. [Boris...

FEATURE DETECTION THEORY

a theory that states that all complex stimuli are able to be broken down into individual parts or features each of which is then...

OUTCOME EXPECTANCIES

mental, emotional, and behavioral results which people consider to be correlated with future, or intended, actions and which are considered to either encourage or...

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