AFFERENT PATHWAY

a sensory pathway that conducts impulses from a sense organ toward the brain or spinal cord or from one brain region to another.

SEMANTIC GENERALIZATION

This results from Pavlovian conditioning where a word or phrase acts as a stimulus because it shares a similar or the same meaning with...

ROTE LEARNING

Form of trying to learn wherein obtaining knowledge takes place by means of memory drills and repetition, in some cases without the benefit of...

EMMERT'S LAW

The principle that the size of an after image or eidetic image increases with the distance between the image and the ground it is...

PRAGMATICS

with regard to language, the study of linguistics with regard to its operational communicative properties instead of its official and structural properties, as in...

DEPERSONIFICATION

Treating a person as something they are not.

EMERGENTISM

The view that complex phenomena have mergent properties arising from interactions of more basic processes.

SPONTANEOUS TRAIT INFERENCE

a judgement about a person's personality traits that are made automatically with no conscious intent.

ATYPICAL DEPRESSION

a major depressive episode or dysthymic disorder that is characterized by unusual features.

PERSONIFICATION

noun. 1. in the technique of American psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan, the trend of feelings and outlooks toward another individual stemming from interpersonal relations...

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