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Unformatted text preview: negative correlation, one variable decreases as the other increases. Correlational research method- A research method that provides information about the relationship between variables. It is also called a descriptive research method. Corticosteroids- Hormones released by the adrenal cortex in response to stress. Couples therapy- A type of therapy in which a therapist helps couples identify and resolve conflicts. Creativity- The ability to generate novel, useful ideas. Criterion validity- A tests ability to predict another criterion of the characteristic being measured. Crystallized intelligence- Intelligence based on the knowledge and skills accumulated over the life span. Culture-bound disorders- Psychological disorders that are limited to specific cultural contexts. Dark adaptation- The process by which receptor cells become more sensitive to light. Decay theory- A theory stating that memory traces fade with time....
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