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“A” Developmental Psychological Limited Dictionary


Entry-(Branch of Psychology)-Definition


A, Type Personality-(Psychology, Personality Development, Social Psychology, Stress & Health)- is characterized by higher energy levels and more activity, considered hard-working and competitive, puts the individual at higher risks for heart disease and stroke.

Abraham Maslow-(Psychology, Personality Development, Social Psychology)- is a Humanistic Theorist and that people are rational, capable of choice and desire to achieve personal growth, he believes that individuals strive for self-actualization, fulfillment of potential.

Accommodation-(Psychology, Cognitive Development)- is a part of learning, when new information is introduced, cognition responses to the new knowledge.

Acute Stress Disorder(Abnormal Psychology, Anxiety Disorders, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology)-is characterized by symptoms similar to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder occurring in the immediate aftermath of an extremely traumatic event or situation.

Adolescence-(Psychology, Chronological Development, Social Psychology)- is a period of chronological development that is characterized biologically by increased hormone production, sex organ maturation, and growth spurts. Adolescence is characterized intellectually by the presence of abstract reasoning, learning independence, questioning norms, and testing boundaries.

Advantage(Psychology, Personality Development, Treatment & Therapy)-is a part of Personality Assessment Interview’s reliability and validity and is tailored to the individual’s previous answers, it implies high reliability.

Aging-(Psychology, Chronological Development)- is a period of chronological development that is characterized biologically by decrease in hormone production and body decay. Aging is characterized intellectually by setting and following norms and rules, participating in societal milestones.

Algorithms-(Psychology, Language, Thinking, and Intelligence, Medical Model)- are a part of thinking, specifically problem solving or reasoning an is the use of systematic methods to produce solutions.

Amnestic Disorder(Abnormal Psychology, Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic and other Cognitive Disorders, Psychopathology)- is characterized by memory impairment in the absence of significant cognitive impairment.

Anal Stage-(Psychology, Personality Development)-A Theory from Freud on Personality Development and is a Psychosexual stage of development from ages 2-3 a is associated with defecation.

Anorexia Nervosa(Abnormal Psychology, Eating Disorders, Psychopathology)- Is an eating disorder due to a distorted body image, when the body image is perceived larger than it is.

Anti-Anxiety Drugs-(Abnormal Psychology, Treatment Methodology, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology)-Psychopharmological drug treatment for anxiety disorders.

ANOVA-(Statistics)- Is a measure of statistics that obtains independent estimates from population subgroups.

Antidepressant Drugs-(Psychology, Treatment and Therapy, Psychopharmacology)- A psychopharmacological drug that effects mood.

Antisocial Personality Disorder also Psychopathy, Sociopathy, Dyssocial Personality Disorder-(Abnormal Psychology, Personality Disorders)- Is characterized by a pervasive pattern of violation and disregard for the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood through deceit, manipulation, and the exploitation of others.

AttentionDeficit Disorder-(Abnormal Psychology, Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence)- is characterized by hyperactivity/impulsivity and inattention at levels in excess of  in the same stage of development.

Axis-(Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Medical Model)- is used by the DSM system for multi-axial diagnosis and classification.

Axon-(Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Abnormal Psychology, Medical Model, Communication between Neurons)- A a part of the Nervous system and communication within the neuron. Axons send information to other neurons

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