YERKES, ROBERT MEARNS (1876- 1956)

During his years as a graduate student at Harvard, Yerkes shifted from an early interest in medicine to research on the evolution of behavior...

YATES CORRECTION

an alteration for continuity utilized in calculating chi-square in effort to enhance the correctness of the examination.

YULE'S Q

a gauge of correlation for two dichotomous variants.

YAWNING

the act of pulling in a volume of air via the mouth which is much bigger than that inspired in typical respiration, serving to...

Y-AXIS

noun. the vertical axis on a graph.

YERKES, ROBERT MEARNS

American psychobiologist. Earning his doctorate at Harvard University in 1902 under the instruction of Hugo Monsterberg, Yerkes stayed there as a professor till World...

YERKES-DODSON LAW

a law postulating that the association between drive and action can be signified by an inverted U-curve .

YERKISH

noun. a language composed of geometric shapes which has been taught to non-human primates in analyses of language learning and usage. There has been...

YES-NO JUDGMENT TASK

with regard to psychophysics, a signal detection job wherein involved parties undergo a sequence of trials wherein they must judge the existence or...

YIN AND YANG

with regard to Chinese philosophy, the two converse, but complementary aspects of the basic standards overseeing the world. Initially, the words referenced the shady...

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