Psychology Glossar4

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Psychology Glossary Continuous reinforcement - A reinforcement schedule in which reinforcement happens every time a particular response occurs. Control group - A group of subjects in an experiment that receives the same treatment and is treated exactly like the experimental group, except with respect to the independent variable. Convergence - The turning inward of eyes when an object is viewed close up. Convergent thinking - A style of thinking in which a person narrows down a list of possibilities to arrive at a single right answer. Conversion disorder - A disorder characterized by medically unexplained symptoms that affect voluntary motor functioning or sensory functioning. Coping - Efforts to manage stress. Cornea - The transparent outer membrane of the eye. Corpus callosum - A band of fibers that divides the cerebrum into two halves. Correlation coefficient - A measurement that indicates the strength of the relationship between two variables. In a positive correlation, one variable increases as the other increases. In a
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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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