Psychology Glossary

Psychology Glossary - desirable Embryo A ball of cells that...

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Psychology Glossary Elaboration likelihood model - The idea that changes to attitudes tend to be longer lasting when people think about the content of persuasive messages they receive. Electric stimulation of the brain - An invasive method of studying the brain, in which an implanted electrode activates a particular brain structure. Electrocardiograph (EKG) - An instrument that records the activity of the heart. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - A biomedical treatment that uses electrical shocks to treat severe depression. Electroencephalograph (EEG) - A device that records the overall electrical activity of the brain, via electrodes placed on the scalp. Electromyograph (EMG) - An instrument that records muscle activity. Electrooculograph (EOG) - An instrument that records eye movements. Elimination by aspects - The process of eliminating alternatives in a decision based on whether they do or do not possess aspects or attributes the decision maker has deemed necessary or
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Unformatted text preview: desirable. Embryo- A ball of cells that develops during the embryonic stage. Embryonic stage- The period that begins two weeks after conception and ends two months after conception. Emotion- A complex, subjective experience that is accompanied by biological and behavioral changes. Emotion work- The process of acting out of an emotion that is not really felt. Emotional intelligence- An ability that helps people perceive, express, understand, and regulate emotions. Empirically validated treatments- Treatments that are shown by research to be more effective for a particular problem than a placebo or no treatment. Empty nest- The time in parents’ lives when their children have grown up and moved away from home. Encoding- The process of putting information into memory. Endocrine system- A network of tissues that allows the body to communicate via hormones....
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