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AUTONOMOUS STAGE

in Jean Piaget’s theory of moral development, the child, typically 10 years of age or older, eventually understands that rules and laws are not permanent, fixed properties of the world but rather are flexible, modifiable entities created by people. The child gradually relies less on parental authority and more on individual and independent morality and …

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ACTIVITY-INTERVIEW GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

introduced by American psychotherapist Samuel Richard Slavson, a kind of analytical team psychotherapeutics for youths from birth to the teenage years. Interests and entertaining exercises are actually utilized to encourage correspondence and the declaration of controversies and dreams. For the duration of the activity, the professional requests information from the kids which inspires them to …

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ACUPUNCTURE

noun. the approach of pushing tiny needles directly into the body at particular spots to minimize aches, to prompt anesthesia for medical treatments, or as a type of treatment. It is grounded in the notion of old-school Chinese treatments that passages run life force energy referred to as chi from areas on the skin’s surface …

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APPETITIVE STIMULUS

In positive reinforcement (see positive reinforcement) this represents an unconditioned stimulus that an organism will approach. The effectiveness of this stimulus can be modified and increased by deprivation. For example, hunger will increase the effectiveness of a desired type of food as an appetitive stimulus. APPETITIVE STIMULUS: “The appetitive stimulus, for example, food, can be …

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APPARENT DISTANCE

the perceived distance of a specific object from a designated observer. The visual angle subtended by the image of the object is a powerful but imperfect cue for the sizing of the object. The apparent magnitude is also indicated by the brightness of an object, which depends on its specific luminosity and its distance from …

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APOCLESIS

n. refers to the absence of a desire for, or a complete aversion to, food. APOCLESIS: “A person suffering apoclesis has no desire to eat food. “

ACUTE MANIA

the frenzied stage of bipolar I disorder, classified by a very erratic and happy or cranky mood alongside hyperactivity, exceedingly accelerated thought patterns and talking, unrepressed and careless behavior, and overproduction of ideas. ACUTE MANIA: “Autumn’s family can always tell when she quits taking her medication for her bipolar disorder because episodes of acute mania …

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AGGRESSIVE SCRIPT

a story seated in hate, violence, and strong competitiveness which turns out to be preserved in the mind of some people and directs their assessments and actions. It’s considered that these stories are accrued in younger years and formative domestic experiences, association with demanding friends or family members, and being exposed to brutality in the …

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AGENTIC ORIENTATION

stressing accomplishment, being proactive, attaining goals, and commemorating a legacy for yourself, which might be displayed via certain characteristics, like one’s drive to win or rise above others, and one’s devotion to their self. AGENTIC ORIENTATION: “Olympic athletes exhibit high levels of agentic orientation.”

AGE NORM

the numerical age corresponding with the typical or assumed degree of accomplishment. AGE NORM: “Age norms dictated that Hailey was achieving academic success far beyond her age level.”

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