SPOONERISM

a slip of the tongue where the first 2 letters of 2 successive words are transposed.

SPOTLIGHT MODEL OF ATTENTION

a model of attention like a spotlight on something.

SSIMILATION EFFECT

an effect seen in psychology experiments where the person's judgement will shift toward an anchor when it introduced. You can compare it with contrast...

STAGE 3 SLEEP

slow wave stage with spindles mixed in with higher amplitude delta waves. Have a look on sleep stages.

STANDARD

A basis for evaluating the worth of something and how it should be. It is just like a general idea regarding; how things could...

STANDARDIZED TEST

test that is reliable with clearly defined norms.

STATE ANXIETY

the anxiety in response to a specific situation perceived to be dangerous or threatening. Compare it with trait anxiety.

STATISTICAL CONTROL

the use of statistical methods to reduce the effect of factors that could not be eliminated or controlled during an experiment.

STATUS SYMBOL

Status symbol is used to indicate a person's prestige or high status. The term explains particularly to those indicators that individuals choose to communicate...

STEP-DOWN TEST

a memory test used in shock avoidance studies in rats and mice. The time taken to move is timed to see if the animal...

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