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abaissement du niveau mental

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In analytical psychology, a reduced state of concentration and attention, accompanied by a loosening of inhibitions and relaxation of restraints, in which unexpected contents may emerge...

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abasia

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

Inability to walk. Compare dysbasia. [From Greek a- without  +  basis a step, from bainein to step or go  +  -ia indicating a condition or quality]

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ABC

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1 A model used in rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) for analysing a client's problems systematically into: A, the activating event; B, the mediating evaluative beliefs;...

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abducens nerve

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Either of the sixth pair of cranial nerves controlling the lateral rectus muscles of the eyes, turning the eye outwards for a sidelong direction of gaze. Paralysis of this nerve causes...

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aberration

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1 A deviation from what is normal, usual, or right. See also chromosomal aberration.

2 A temporary lapse of behaviour or mental function. 

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ability test

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A test that measures a person's current level of performance or that estimates future performance. The term sometimes denotes an achievement test, sometimes an aptitude test, and sometimes...

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ablation experiment

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A basic research method of physiological psychology based on ablation, especially during the first three-quarters of the 20th century, in which an attempt is made to determine the functions...

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ableism

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Discrimination against people who are not able-bodied, or an assumption that it is necessary to cater only for able-bodied people. The term was coined by US feminists in the 1980s and was...

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Abney effect

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1 The slight change in the hue of monochromatic light when its lightness changes as a result of white light being added to it.

2 A perceptual phenomenon...

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Abney's law

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The principle according to which the total luminance of light composed of several wavelengths is equal to the sum of the luminances of its monochromatic components. [Named after the English...

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