By American Psychological Association

This moment variation of a landmark reference source - created not just for psychologists, clinicians, scholars, and execs from allied psychological healthiness professions, yet for all readers - bargains definitive details at the lexicon of the sector, together with nearly 26,000 entries providing transparent and authoritative definitions - nearly 1,000 greater than the 1st editionBalanced assurance of ninety subareas, with considerably revised and accelerated content material particularly within the components of neuroscience, psychopharmacology, lifespan developmental psychology, information, experimental layout, and lots of othersThousands of incisive cross-references that deepen the user's comprehension of similar topicsMore than four hundred short biographical entries on old figures in psychology and different comparable components - 4 instances greater than the 1st editionA consultant to the Dictionary and a short advisor to structure that designate stylistic and structure featuresThree appendixes: Institutional and Organizational Entries; mental try and evaluate device Entries; Psychotherapeutic options, organic remedies, and similar Entries

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A change in attitude, behavior, or both families, and groups and in educational settings. by an individual on the basis of some recognized need or ad lib 1. in nonhuman animal experiments, denoting or desire to change, particularly to account for the current relating to a schedule of unlimited access to food, water, or environment or changing, atypical, or unexpected condi- both. The body weight achieved by animals under such tions. It may be assessed via a type of survey called an ad- conditions is called the free-feeding weight.

During the process, the therapist asks actor–observer effect in attribution theory, the questions that encourage the children to understand the tendency for individuals acting in a situation to attribute underlying meanings of their behavior, attitudes, and feel- the causes of their behavior to external or situational facings and that thus address sources of intrapsychic con- tors, such as social pressure, but for observers to attribute flicts. The therapist may also offer explanations and the same behavior to internal or dispositional factors, such interpretations if appropriate.

Also called social adaltitude sickness. aptation. 5. the modification of an organism in structure acute onset a sudden, rapid, or unanticipated develop- or function that increases its ability to reproduce successment of a disease or its symptoms. fully and its offspring’s ability to survive and reproduce successfully. 6. in piagetian theory, the process of adjustacute otitis media see otitis media. ing one’s cognitive structures to meet environmental deacute preparation the process by which a research an- mands, which involves the complementary processes of imal undergoes an experimental procedure, often surgical assimilation and accommodation.

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