SPECULATIVE PSYCHOLOGY

view that is based on speculation and not research and experiments. Also read armchair psychology; rational psychology.

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

JOB CONTEXT

significant aspects of the work situation different from the work itself. It is the physical environment of the work - co-workers, supervisors and technology.

SOCIAL DESIRABILITY

1. The extent that a person is considered to be a valuable member of a social group. 2. The bias shown by people to...

ETHNICITY

The categorisation socially based on a person's ethnic group. See ethnic identity.

MULTIPLE HURDLE MODEL OF SELECTION

is a battery of selection test typically employed when someone is applying for a position, they must pass each station before they are then...

RECONDITIONING THERAPY

A behavioral therapy in which the subject is habituated to replace displeasing reactions with pleasing ones. See also: aversion therapy.

DIFFERENCE THRESHOLD

The smallest difference perceptible between 2 stimuli that can be measured.

DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOR

Behaviour where a person substitutes one action for another when the first is unsuccessful. Also called displacement activity.

TASTE BUD

a goblet shaped structure on our tongue with taste cells. These buds have taste cells in them. These are basically responsible for sensing the...

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