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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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affect display

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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

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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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behavioural effects

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Compare attitudinal effects; cognitive effects.

1. Any changes in the behaviour of individuals or groups attributed to specific causes.

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beta movement

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A form of apparent movement that is produced when identical stimuli are presented in an alternating pattern with an interstimulus interval of about 60 milliseconds, the visual illusion...

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brightness

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The experienced or subjective intensity of light; also another name for lightness, but some authorities believe that this second sense confuses two distinct though closely related...

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BYRON, Tanya (<i>born</i> 1967), consultant clinical psychologist, broadcaster, journalist, author and government adviser; Consultant in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, since 1998

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Psychology; Physiology; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies. 231 words.

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CHOMSKY, (Avram) Noam (<i>born</i> 1928), Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976–2002, now Emeritus (Ferrari P. Ward Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics, 1966–76)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Arts and Humanities; Linguistics; History; Philosophy; History of Medicine; Medicine and Health; Psychology; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Literature. 808 words.

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common fate

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A special case of the good continuation grouping law of Gestalt psychology, applying to elements that are moving in time in the same direction and at the same speed and tending to cause...

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depth cue

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Any cue (2), indication, or hint of distance that contributes towards visual depth perception. See binocular cue, monocular cue.

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