TEMPLATE-MATCHING THEORY

the hypothesis postulating that pattern recognition progresses by comparing an input sensory arousal pattern to cognitive pictures or symbolizations of patterns until a match...

TEMPORAL PERCEPTUAL DISORDER

a condition, viewed in some people with lesions within the brains' left hemisphere, which is marked by trouble in temporal interpretation of visual and...

TENNESSEE SELF-CONCEPT SCALE (TSCS)

a self-report evaluation presently consisting of descriptive statements to which participants reply utilizing a 5-point scale, spanning from "always false

TERMAN'S GIFTEDNESS STUDY

a longitudinal analysis which assessed 1,528 gifted kids in California over their entire lives, starting during the 1920's. The participants, aged 3 to 19...

TERROR

severe and all-encompassing fear.

TEST OF SIMPLE EFFECTS

a statistical test of differences between degrees of one aspect within a factorial design at a single degree of the other aspects within it.

TEST-WISE

adjective. describing people who have taken a large amount of tests and are thus, more adept at taking tests than people who are fairly...

THALAMIC NUCLEUS

any of the many nuclei belonging to the thalamus.

THEMATIC APPERCEPTION TEST (TAT)

a projective test wherein involved parties are held to reveal their outlooks, emotions, problems, and personality traits within the written or oral tales they...

THEORY OF MISAPPLIED CONSTANCY

a theory of illusions suggesting that the underlying elicitor is the improper utilization of cues which typically permit correct comprehension of these properties as...

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