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Glossary of Psychological Terms
645 definitions by American Psychological Association

A-B-A DesignAbnormal PsychologyAbsolute ThresholdAccommodationAccommodationAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)AcquisitionAction PotentialAcute StressAddictionAgeismAggressionAgoraphobiaAlgorithmAll-Or-None LawAltruismAlzheimer's DiseaseAmacrine CellsAmbiguityAmnesiaAmygdalaAnalytic PsychologyAnchoring HeuristicAnimal CognitionAnorexia NervosaAnticipatory CopingAnxietyAnxiety DisordersApparent MotionArchetypeAssimilationAssociation CortexAttachmentAttentionAttitudeAttributionsAttribution TheoryAudience DesignAuditory CortexAuditory NerveAutomatic ProcessesAutonomic Nervous System (ANS)Availability HeuristicAversion TherapyAxonBasic LevelBasilar MembraneBehaviorBehavioral ConfirmationBehavioral DataBehavioral MeasuresBehavioral RehearsalBehavior AnalysisBehaviorismBehaviorist PerspectiveBehavior ModificationBelief-Bias EffectBetween-Subjects DesignBiofeedbackBiological Constraints on LearningBiological PerspectiveBiomedical TherapiesBiopsychosocial ModelBipolar CellsBipolar DisorderBlockingBody ImageBottom-Up ProcessingBrain StemBrightnessBroca's AreaBulimia NervosaBystander InterventionCannon-Bard Theory of EmotionCase StudyCatharsisCentral Nervous System (CNS)CentrationCerebellumCerebral CortexCerebral HemispheresCerebrumChild-Directed SpeechChronic StressChronological AgeChunkingCircadian RhythmClassical ConditioningClientClient-Centered TherapyClinical EcologyClinical PsychologistClinical Social WorkerClosureCochleaCognitionCognitive AppraisalCognitive Appraisal Theory of EmotionCognitive Behavior ModificationCognitive DevelopmentCognitive DissonanceCognitive MapCognitive PerspectiveCognitive ProcessesCognitive PsychologyCognitive ScienceCognitive TherapyCollective UnconsciousComorbidityComplementary ColorsComplianceConceptsConditioned ReinforcersConditioned Response (CR)Conditioned Stimulus (CS)ConditioningConesConformityConfounding VariableConsciousnessConsensual ValidationConservationConsistency ParadoxContact ComfortContact HypothesisContext of DiscoveryContext of JustificationContextual DistinctivenessContingency ManagementControlled ProcessesControl ProceduresConvergenceCopingCorpus CallosumCorrelational MethodsCorrelation Coefficient (r)Counseling PsychologistCounterconditioningCountertransferenceCovariation PrincipleCreativityCriterion ValidityCross-Sectional DesignCrystallized IntelligenceCultural PerspectiveCutaneous SensesDark AdaptationDate RapeDaytime SleepinessDebriefingDecision AversionDecision MakingDeclarative MemoryDeductive ReasoningDelusionsDemand CharacteristicsDendritesDependent VariableDescriptive StatisticsDeterminismDevelopmental AgeDevelopmental PsychologyDiathesis-Stress HypothesisDichotic ListeningDifference ThresholdDiffusion of ResponsibilityDiscriminative StimuliDispositional VariablesDissociative AmnesiaDissociative DisorderDissociative Identity Disorder (DID)Distal StimulusDivergent ThinkingDNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)Double-Blind ControlDream AnalysisDream WorkDrivesDSM-IV-TREchoic MemoryEgoEgocentrismEgo Defense MechanismsElaboration Likelihood ModelElaborative RehearsalElectroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)Electroencephalogram (EEG)EmotionEmotional IntelligenceEncodingEncoding SpecificityEndocrine SystemEngramEnvironmental VariablesEpisodic MemoriesEQEquity TheoryErogenous ZonesEstrogenEtiologyEvolutionary PerspectiveExcitatory InputsExpectancy EffectsExpectancy TheoryExperience-Sampling MethodExperimental MethodsExplicit Uses of MemoryExtinctionFace ValidityFearFight-Or-Flight ResponseFigureFive-Factor ModelFixationFixed-Interval ScheduleFixed-Ratio ScheduleFloodingFluid IntelligenceFormal AssessmentFoundational TheoriesFoveaFrameFree AssociationFrequency DistributionFrequency TheoryFrontal LobeFrustration-Aggression HypothesisFunctional FixednessFunctionalismFunctional MRI (fMRI)Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE)GGanglion CellsGate-Control TheoryGenderGender IdentityGender RolesGeneral Adaption Syndrome (GAS)Generalized Anxiety DisorderGenerativityGenesGeneticsGenocideGenotypeGestalt PsychologyGestalt TherapyGliaGoal-Directed SelectionGroundGroup DynamicsGroup PolarizationGroupthinkGuided SearchHallucinationsHealthHealth PromotionHealth PsychologyHeredityHeritability EstimateHeuristicsHierarchy of NeedsHippocampusHomeostasisHorizontal CellsHormonesHozhoHueHuman Behavior GeneticsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)Humanistic PerspectiveHuman-Potential MovementHypnosisHypnotizabilityHypothalamusHypothesisIconic MemoryIdIdentification and RecognitionIllusionIllusory ContoursImplicit Uses of MemoryImplosion TherapyImprintingImpulsive AggressionIncentivesIndependent Construals of SelfIndependent VariableInduced MotionInductive ReasoningInferencesInferential StatisticsInformational InfluenceIn-Group BiasIn-GroupsInhibitory InputsInsanityInsight TherapyInsomniaInstinctsInstinctual DriftInstrumental AggressionIntelligenceIntelligence Quotient (IQ)Interdependent Construals of SelfInterferenceInternal ConsistencyInternalizationInterneuronsIntimacyIon ChannelsJames-Lange Theory of EmotionJigsaw ClassroomsJob BurnoutJudgmentJust Noticeable Difference (JND)Kinesthetic SenseLanguage-Making CapacityLanguage ProductionLatent ContentLaw of Common FateLaw of EffectLaw of ProximityLaw of SimilarityLearned HelplessnessLearningLearning-Performance DistinctionLesionsLevels-Of-Processing TheoryLibidoLife-Change Units (LCUs)Lightness ConstancyLimbic SystemLongitudinal DesignLong-Term Memory (LTM)LoudnessLucid DreamingMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)Major Depressive DisorderManic EpisodeManifest ContentMaturationMeanMeasure of Central TendencyMeasures of VariabilityMedianMeditationMedullaMemoryMenarcheMental AgeMental RetardationMental SetMeta-AnalysisMetamemoryMnemonicsModeMood DisorderMoralityMotivationMotor CortexMotor NeuronsNarcolepsyNatural SelectionNature-Nurture ControversyNeed for Achievement (n Ach)Negative PunishmentNegative ReinforcementNeuromodulatorNeuronNeuropathic PainNeuroscienceNeurotic DisordersNeurotransmittersNociceptive PainNonconsciousNon-REM (NREM) SleepNormal CurveNormative InfluenceNormative InvestigationsNorm CrystallizationNormsObject PermanenceObject Relations TheoryObservational LearningObserver BiasObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Occipital LobeOlfactory BulbOperantOperant ConditioningOperant ExtinctionOperational DefinitionOpponent-Process TheoryOptic NerveOrganismic VariablesOrganizational PsychologistsOrientation ConstancyOut-GroupsOverregularizationPainPanic DisorderParallel FormsParallel ProcessesParasympathetic DivisionParental InvestmentParenting PracticesParenting StylesParietal LobePartial Reinforcement EffectParticipant ModelingPastoral CounselorPatientPeace PsychologyPerceived ControlPerceptionPerceptual ConstancyPerceptual OrganizationPeripheral Nervous System (PNS)PersonalityPersonality DisorderPersonality InventoryPersonality TypesPersuasionPET ScansPhantom Limb PhenomenonPhenotypePheromonesPhi PhenomenonPhobiaPhonemesPhotoreceptorsPhysical DevelopmentPhysiological DependencePitchPituitary GlandPlacebo ControlPlacebo EffectPlacebo TherapyPlace TheoryPonsPopulationPositive PunishmentPositive ReinforcementPossible SelvesPosttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Preattentive ProcessingPreconscious MemoriesPrefrontal LobotomyPrejudicePrimacy EffectPrimary ReinforcersPrimingProblem SolvingProblem SpaceProcedural MemoryProjective TestProsocial BehaviorsPrototypeProximal StimulusPsychiatristPsychic DeterminismPsychoactive DrugsPsychoanalysisPsychoanalystPsychobiographyPsychodynamic Personality TheoriesPsychodynamic PerspectivePsychological AssessmentPsychological DependencePsychological DiagnosisPsychologistPsychologyPsychometric FunctionPsychometricsPsychoneuroimmunologyPsychopathological FunctioningPsychopharmacologyPsychophysicsPsychosocial StagesPsychosomatic DisordersPsychosurgeryPsychotherapyPsychotic DisordersPubertyPunisherRacismRangeRapid Eye Movements (REM)Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET)ReasoningRecallRecency EffectReceptive FieldReciprocal AltruismReciprocal DeterminismReciprocity NormRecognitionReconstructive MemoryReflexRefractory PeriodReinforcement ContingencyReinforcerRelative Motion ParallaxRelaxation ResponseReliabilityRepresentativeness HeuristicRepresentative SampleRepressionResidual Stress PatternResistanceResponse biasResting PotentialReticular FormationRetinaRetinal DisparityRetrievalRetrieval CuesReversal TheoryRitual HealingRodsRulesSampleSaturationSchedules of ReinforcementSchemasSchemesSchizophrenic DisorderScientific MethodSelective Optimization with CompensationSelective Social Interaction TheorySelf-ActualizationSelf-AwarenessSelf-ConceptSelf-EfficacySelf-EsteemSelf-Fulfilling ProphecySelf-HandicappingSelf-Perception TheorySelf-Report MeasuresSelf-Serving BiasSemantic MemoriesSensationSensory AdaptationSensory MemorySensory NeuronsSensory PhysiologySensory ReceptorsSerial Position EffectSerial ProcessesSetSex ChromosomesSex DifferencesSexismSexual ArousalSexual ScriptsShamanismShape ConstancyShaping by Successive ApproximationsShort-Term Memory (STM)ShynessSignal Detection Theory (SDT)Significant DifferenceSituational VariablesSize ConstancySleep ApneaSocial CategorizationSocial DevelopmentSocial IntelligenceSocializationSocial-Learning TheorySocial-Learning TherapySocial NormsSocial PerceptionSocial PhobiaSocial PsychologySocial RoleSocial SupportSociobiologySomaSomatic Nervous SystemSomatosensory CortexSpecific PhobiasSplit-Half ReliabilitySpontaneous RecoverySpontaneous-Remission EffectStandard Deviation (SD)StandardizationStereotypesStereotype ThreatStigmaStimulus DiscriminationStimulus-Driven CaptureStimulus GeneralizationStorageStressStress Moderator VariablesStressorStructuralismSuperegoSympathetic DivisionSynapseSynaptic TransmissionSystematic DesensitizationTaste-Aversion LearningTemporal LobeTend-And-Befriend ResponseTerminal ButtonsTestosteroneTest-Retest ReliabilityThalamusThematic Apperception Test (TAT)TheoryTheory of Ecological OpticsThink-Aloud ProtocolsThree-Term ContingencyTimbreToleranceTop-Down ProcessingTraitsTransductionTransfer-Appropriate ProcessingTransferenceTrichromatic TheoryType A Behavior PatternType B Behavior PatternType C Behavior PatternUnconditional Positive RegardUnconditioned Response (UCR)Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS)UnconsciousUnconscious InferenceValidityVariableVariable-Interval ScheduleVariable-Ratio ScheduleVestibular SenseVisual CortexVolley PrincipleWeber's LawWellnessWisdomWithin-Subjects DesignWorking MemoryYerkes-Dodson LawZygote
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2002-01-01
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