BOOMERANG EFFECT

n. in social psychology, refers to a persuasive form of communication sent to a receiver, yet returned back with the opposite reaction.Thus, the consequential...

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)...

CANONICAL CORRELATION

in statistics, refers to the correlation which exists between variables as expressed in a linear combination. In multiple correlation, it makes use of a...

CATECHOLAMINE HYPOTHESIS

n. a hypothesis which suggests that a deficiency in catecholamines, such as neurotransmitters in the brain, could cause a chemical imbalance in the body....

CEILING EFFECT

n. the inadequacy of a test to measure the true ability and intelligence of a child. Each intelligence or achievement test usually has an...

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY

The degree that behaviour is influenced by social experiences. High plasticity means room for change. Low does not.

CEILING EFFECT

When a test cannot measure above a set point because the terms are easy. Compare floor effect.

CONCOMITANT VARIATION

1. the modification of two sensations simultaneously, wherein the variables might be informally connected or both variables might be impacted by another outlying variable....

CONDITIONED REINFORCER

an unbiased stimulant that obtains the capacity to behave as a reinforcing party, generally by being accompanied with a main reinforcement or acknowledged as...

CONFLICT-FREE SPHERE

with regard to ego psychology, a region of the ego that grows and operates without producing interior discord. Commonly referred to as the conflict-free...

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