CAFFEINE

n. a crystalline, bitter-tasting alkaloid of plant-based origin. It belongs to the methylxanthine group which is known to have stimulating effects. Thus, as a...

SOCIAL LOAFING

where a person reduces their effort when working in a social situation. Compare social facilitation. See social interference.

SOCIAL TRAP

a social dilemma where a person maximises their goals over the goal of the community or society as a whole. If too many people...

ABUSE POTENTIAL

the ability a drug retains to keep someone dependent on it. Such ability is often directly correlated with how the drug is given and...

OBJECTIVITY

1. the propensity to base decisions and perceptions on exterior information instead of on subjective aspects, like private emotions, beliefs, and experiences. 2. the...

REACTIVE

Responsive to a geiven stimuli or situation..2. Describing emotions associated with an espisode. The emotions are secondary to the actual event and could be...

MORTALITY SALIENCE

is the cognitive accessibility and process through which an individual considers the inevitability of their own death. This inevitability has been a reason for...

MIXED-STANDARD SCALE

is a test of behaviour evaluation. Participants are presented with a selection of behaviours and asked to evaluate them based on performance of the...

CRITERION GROUP

a group examined for characteristics that others belonging to the group are already recognized as having, generally with the intent of assuring a test...

ASYLUM

n. originally, these structures were designed as a refuge for criminals (from Greek asylon, sanctuary). From the 19th century onwards, the terms asylum or...

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