PATHOLOGICAL FALLACY

an error of over-generalization wherein pathological traits seen in one person or in a limited set of people are extrapolated and credited to the...

PATTERN

noun. a temporal or spatial arrangement of independent components to make an involved whole.

PAYOFF MATRIX

a table or schedule which lists the advantages and costs stemming from each potential route of action which could be selected by someone.

PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT

the usually typical and predictable flow of pedestrian traffic in a public place, like a shopping mall, plaza, or road intersection. In spite of...

PEER REVIEW

the assessment of scientific or academic piece, like research or written pieces turned into journals for publishing, by other skilled professionals practicing in the...

PENIS ENVY

with regard to the classic psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud, the hypothesized favoring of girls and women to have a male genital organ. Freud...

PERCEIVED SELF-EFFICACY

postulated by Albert Bandura as a primary determinant of emotional and motivational conditions and behavioral change, a person's subjective comprehension of their capacity for...

PERCEPTUAL CYCLE HYPOTHESIS

the theory that cognition impacts perceptual exploration but is thereby changed by real-world encounters, cultivating a cycle of attention, cognition, comprehension, and the authentic...

PERCEPTUAL RESTRUCTURING

the procedure of changing a comprehension to adapt to new data.

PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE

a request posed to the judge during voir dire posing that a prospective member of the jury be removed, allowing someone else to take...

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