Learn psychological terminology with this Psychology Dictionary e-book.
This e-book is designed as a reference point for psychology. Whether you are working in the industry and wish to have a backup resource for the terms of psychology, or are studying psychology and need to know what you are talking/writing about, this e-book is a highly extensive resource that will be of most benefit to you.
A Few Definitions From The Book:
basal ganglia- A collection of nuclei, situated at the base of the forebrain. These structures are involved in voluntary motor control, procedural learning, and cognition.
behaviour disorder- A generic term for behaviour that is maladaptive to the extent that it requires treatment from counsellors or therapists.
behaviour- The activities of an organism which can be observed by another organism.
behaviourism- A psychology approach that considers that true understanding of behaviour can only be achieved by studying measurable, observable behaviour.
behaviour therapy- A therapeutic approach that focuses on the behaviour, and strategies to modify the behaviour, rather than on enderlying conflicts or root causes.
belief- The acceptance of an idea or statement as true or real.
bias- A tendency that makes a particular outcome more likely or favourable than another. A lack of fairness.
binding site- The region of the postsynaptic receptor where neurotransmitters or drugs attach and form a chemical bond.
biofeedback- Information about bodily functions from an outside source that is feedback to the organism to modify its functioning.?
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