CONDITIONED INHIBITION

the diminishment of a conditioned reaction which happens upon surfacing of a stimulant that has prior been experienced in various situations.

PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

The father of experimental psychology, Wilhelm Wundt was a pioneer in this field. It is the study, through empirical and academic means, of the...

EXPERT POWER

The capacity to influence others deriving from the assumption that the influencer has superior skills. See power.

GENDER DIFFERENCES

the term applied to the typical differences between men and women that is often specific to a particular culture where domains as careers, communication,...

DISTRESS

A negative emotional state with no identifiable quality.

DETERIORATION EFFECT

After partcipating in psychotherapy this is the adverse or negative outcome from it.

BEHAVIOR-CONSTRAINT THEORY

n. the concept that, while a constraint exists, it remains a limiting factor which stands in the way of achieving the behavior desired. As...

EMPIRICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The approach to study and explanation of psychological phenomena emphasising objective observaton and experimental methods. See experimental psychology.

ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME

a disorder created by the actions of anticholinergic drugs, which have caused unwanted effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Symptoms include: dry...

SALIENCE HYPOTHESIS

The standard principle of perceptual experience dependent upon which particularly salient stimuli (items, individuals, meanings, and so forth) should be noticed more easily as...

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