SUMMATION

1. Procedure in which neural vigor is produced after series of two or more stimulus that single would not produce the effect-creation of the...

GOAL ORIENTATION

1. Tendency for a person to physically and mentally position themselves toward their goal. 2. Characteristic of a person tending to direct their behaviour...

MULTIPLE RELATIONSHIP

In the context of psychology, a multiple relationship may arise between a psychologist and a non-professional, potentially: concurrently is in another role with the...

PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS

A class of drugs with significant effect on thinking, perception, emotion and other psychological processes. Psychoactive drugs are sometimes taken in a deliberate attempt...

INTERNAL BOUNDARY

Psychoanalytic theory. The name of the boundary between ego and id. Also called inner boundary. Compare external boundary.

APPETITIVE STIMULUS

In positive reinforcement (see positive reinforcement) this represents an unconditioned stimulus that an organism will approach. The effectiveness of this stimulus can be modified...

STIGMA

The characteristic of an individual that may develop a socially negative attitude towards the individual. This may be due to social, physical or mental...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

CATAPLEXY

n. a sudden but temporary loss of muscle, usually triggered by some intense emotions such as surprise, terror, anger, or laughter. The condition may...

CASE STUDY

n. an in-depth assessment and investigation conducted on a target individual, family unit, or social group. It requires a researcher to collect multiple types...

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