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Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge: The computer as mediator

Jeanne Bamberger.

in Discovering the Musical Mind

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 7772 words.

This chapter addresses a small set of troublesome but pervasive educational issues that become surprisingly illuminated as we look at the possible roles for computer technology in...

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actualization

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Psychology.

The realization of latent potential. Compare self-actualization. actualize vb. [From Latin actualis of or relating to acts, from actus an act + Greek -izein cause to become or to resemble]

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adjacency pair

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Media Studies.

In conversation analysis, two successive utterances where the second (e.g. an answer) is required by the first (e.g. a question). Compare interchange.

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Adolescent music is not problematic

Katrina S. McFerran.

in The Child as Musician

September 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Developmental Psychology. 6885 words.

This chapter discusses the ways that young people appropriate music for healthy and unhealthy purposes. The chapter begins with an examination of common assumptions about how music...

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affect display

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Psychology.

A form of non-verbal communication in which an emotion or affect is communicated, chiefly in humans by a facial expression. See also display rule, expressive behaviour, kinesics, primary...

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affordance

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Media Studies.

A term coined in 1977 by the US psychologist James Jerome Gibson (1904–79), to refer to a resource or support provided by the environment to an organism, furnishing or affording the...

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agrammatism

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics — Psychology.

A form of aphasia in which there is an impairment in ability to arrange words in their correct order, to use function words properly, and/or to use accidence appropriately in an inflecting...

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akrasia

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Psychology.

(Greek, incontinence)

The condition in which while knowing what it would be best to do, one does something else. The phenomenon intrigued Plato and Aristotle, because if we accept...

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Alfred Adler

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Arts and Humanities.

(1870–1937)

Austrian psychiatrist who founded a school of thought based on the psychology of the individual and introduced the concept of the inferiority feeling (later called...

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altered state of consciousness

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Psychology.

Any abnormal form of consciousness, including derealization, depersonalization, hypnosis, oceanic feeling, peak experience, or intoxication with a hallucinogen or euphoriant drug. ASC...

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