Psychobabble

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What is Psychobabble?

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A

Absolute Threshold

Adolescence

Afterimage

Ageism

Agoraphobia

Altruism

American Psychological Association

Americans with Disabilities Act

Anorexia Nervosa

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Anxiety Disorder

Archetype

Arousal Theory

Asch Effect

Assimilation

Associative Learning

Attachment

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attitude

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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B

Behavior Therapy

Behaviorism

Bias

Binocular Cues

Binocular Disparity

Biofeedback

Biopsychology

Biopsychosocial Model

Bipolar Disorder

Bisexual

Blind Spot

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Brain

Brain - Amygdala

Brain - Cerebellum

Brain - Cerebral Cortex

Brain - Broca's Area

Brain - Hippocampus

Brain - Hypothalamus

Brain -Limbic System

Brain - Medulla

Brain - Occiptial Lobe

Brain - Optic Chiasm

Brain - Optic Nerve

Brain - Orbitofrontal Cortext

Brain - Parietal Lobe

Brain - Pineal Gland

Brain - Pituitary Gland

Brain - Prefrontal Cortex

Brain - Pons

Brain - Reticular Formation

Brain - Somatosensory Cortex

Brain - Substantia Nigra

Brain - Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

Brain - Temporal Lobe

Brain - Thalamus

Brain - Ventral Tagmental Area (VTA)

Brain - Wericke's Areas

Bulimia Nervosa

Bullying

Bystander Effect

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C

Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion

Central Nervous System (CNS)

Cerebellum

Cerebral Cortex

Chunking

Circadian Rhythms

Classical Conditioning

Client-Centered Therapy (Rogers)

Clinical Psychology

Cognition

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Script

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Collective Unconscious

Comorbidity

Confederate

Confidentiality

Confirmation Bias

Congruence

Consciousness

Continuity/Discontinuity (Development)

Control Group

Convergent Thinking

Corpus Collosum

Correlation - Coefficient

Correlation - Positive and Negative

Counseling

Creativity

Critical Periods

Cross-sectional Research

Cultural Competence

Culture

Cyber Bullying

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D

Deception

Deductive Reasoning

Defense Mechanisms (Rationalization, Reaction Formation, Sublimation, Transference)

Deinstitutionalization

Delusions

Dependant Variable

Depersonalization

Depressive Disorder

Depth Perception

Developmental Milestones

Developmental Perspective

Developmental Psychology

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Diathesis-Stress Model

Discrimination

Dissertation

Dissociative Disorders - Amnesia

Dissociative Disorders - Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Disorders - Fugue

Distorted Body Image

Divergent Thinking

Double-Blind Study

Dream Analysis

Drive Theory

Dysgraphia

Dyslexia

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E

Effortful Processing

Egocentrism

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroencephalograph (EEG)

Eye - Structures

Emotion

Emotional Intelligence

Empathy

Empiricism

Endocrin System

Engram

Etiology

Eustress

Evolutionary Psychology

Experimental Group

Experimental Bias

Exposure Therapy

Extinction

Extrinsic Motivation

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F

Facial Feedback Hypothesis

Facts

False Memory System

Family Therapy

Flight or Fight Response

Figure-Ground Relationship

Fine Motor Skills

Flashbulb Memory

Flight of Ideas

Flow

Flynn Effect

Foot-in-the-Door Technique

Forensic Psychology

Free Association

Freud - Developmental Model

Freud - Personality Model

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Functionalism

Fundamental Attribution Error

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G

Gender Dysphoria

Gender Identity

General Adaptation Syndrome

General Anxiety Disorder

Generalizing

Genotype

Gestalt Psychology

Glial Cells

Grandiose Delusions

Gross Motor Skills

Group Therapy

Group Think

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H

Habit

Habituation

Hallucination

Hallucinogen

Happiness

Hawthorn Effect

Health Psychology

Heritability

Heterosexual

Heuristic

Hierarchy of Needs

Hindsight Bias

Hoarding Disorder

Homophobia

Homosexual

Hopelessness Theory

Human Factors Psychology

Humanism

Humanistic Therapy

Hypnosis

Hypothesis

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I

Ideal Self

In-Group and Bias

Incongruence

Independent Variable

Individual Psychology

Inductive Reasoning

Industrial Organizational Psychology (I-O)

Inferiority Complex

Informed Consent

Instinct

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Intelligence - Crystalized

Intelligence - Fluid

Intelligence - IQ

Intelligence - Multiple Intelligence - Gardner

Intelligence - Multiple Intelligence - Sternberg

Intelligence - Practical

Interater Reliability

Intrinsic Motivation

Introspection

Involuntary Treatment

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J

James-Lange Theory

Job Analysis

Job Burnout

Job Statisfaction

Job Strain

Just Noticeable Difference

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K 

Kinesthesia

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L

Language

Latency Period

Latent Content

Latent Learning

Law of Effect

Learning

Levels of Processing

Linear Perspective

Locus of Control

Longitudinal Research

Lucid Dreams

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M

Major Depressive Disorder

Mania and Manic Episode

Meditation

Memory

Memory - Declarative

Memory - Enhancing Strategies

Memory - Episodic

Memory - Explicit

Memory - Forgetting

Memory - Implicit

Memory - Long Term

Memory - Mnemonic Devices

Memory - Process

Memory - Procedural

Memory - Retroactive Interference

Memory - Retrograde Amnesia

Memory - Semantic

Memory- Semantic Encoding

Memory - Sensory

Memory - Short-Term

Meta-Analysis

Methadone and Methadone Clinic

Methamphetamines

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

Misattribution

Monocular Cues

Mood Disorders

Moral Reasoning - Stages of Development

Motivation

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N

Narcolepsy

Naturalistic Observation

Negative Symptoms

Neuron - Action Potential

Neuron - Neurotransmitters

Neuron - Structures

Neuron - Synapse

Neuron - Threshold of Excitation

Night Terrors

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O

Obedience

Observational Learning

Observer Bias

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Operant Conditioning

Opinions

Optimism

Organizational Culture

Orgasm

Out-Group

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P

Panic Attack

Panic Disorder

Paradoid Delusions

Parasympathetic Nervous System

Parenting Styles

Peer Reviewed Journal Article

Perception

Perceptual Hypothesis

Performance Appraisal

Peripheral Nervous System

Persistence

Personality

Personality - Five Factor Model

Personality - MBTI

Personality - Traits

Personality - Types

Presonality - Type A, Type B, Type C

Persuasion

Phenotype

Pheromone

Physical Dependence

Piaget's Genetic Epistimology

Placebo Effect

Play Therapy

Polygraph

Population

Positive Psychology

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Prejudice

Prenatal Care

Projective Tests

Prosocial Behavior

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic Theory

Psychological Dependence

Psychology

Psychopathology

Psychophysiological Disorders

Psychotherapy

Psychotropic Medications

Punishment

Punishment - Negative

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R

Random Assignment

Random Sample

Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)

Reciprocity

Reflexes

Refractory Period

Regression

Reinforcement

Reinforcement - Negative

Reinforcement - Positive

Reinforcement - Schedules

Reinforcement - Token Economy

Relapse

Reliability

Replicate

Repression

Role Schema

Rorschach Inkblot Test

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S

Sample

Satiation

Scapegoating

Schachter-Singer Two-Factor Theory

Schema

Schema - Event

Schizophrenia

Script

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Self-Concept

Self-Efficacy

Self-Esteem

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Self - Theory

Sensation

Senses

Senses - Hearing

Senses - Touch - Pain, Pressure, and Temperature

Senses - Smell

Senses - Taste

Senses - Vision

Senses - Vestibular

Sexism

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Orientation

Sexual Response Cycle

Shaping

Single Blind Study

Sleep

Sleep - Apnea

Sleep - Debt

Sleep - Rapid Eye Movement (REM)

Sleep - Rebound

Sleep - Stages

Sleep - Walking

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Exchange Theory

Social Norm

Social Psychology

Social Role

Social Support

Social Cognitive Theory

Somatic Delusion

Somatic Nervous System

Specific Phobia

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Standard Deviation

Standardization

Stanford Prison Experiment

Statistical Analysis

Stereotype

Sternberg's Theory of Love

Stress

Structural Family Therapy

Submliminal Messages

Suggestibility

Suicide

Survey

Sympathetic Nervous System

Systematic Desensitization

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T

Temperament

Teratogen

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

Theory

Theory X

Theory Y

Thyroid

Tolerance

Top-Down Processing

Transduction

Triangular Theory of Love

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U

Unconditional Positive Regard

Unconscious

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V

Validity

Vertigo

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

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W

Wakefulness

Work-Family Balance

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Y

York's-Dodson Law

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