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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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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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amplification

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literature.

Enlargement: expressing an idea more expansively, or increasing the amplitude of a sound. In analytical psychology, interpretation (2) of a dream-image through directed association and...

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anacoluthon

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Literature.

(Greek, ‘wanting sequence’),

a sentence in which a fresh construction is adopted before the former is complete.

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