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corpus callosum
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thick band of neural fibers connecting the brain’s two hemispheres

correlation
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relationship between two or more variables; when two variables are correlated, one variable changes as the other does

correlation coefficient
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number from -1 to +1, indicating the strength and direction of the relationship between variables, and usually represented by r

counseling psychology
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area of psychology that focuses on improving emotional, social, vocational, and other aspects of the lives of psychologically healthy individuals

creative intelligence
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ability to produce new products, ideas, or inventing a new, novel solution to a problem

creativity
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ability to generate, create, or discover new ideas, solutions, and possibilities

critical (sensitive) period
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time during fetal growth when specific parts or organs develop

cross-sectional research
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compares multiple segments of a population at a single time

crystallized intelligence
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characterized by acquired knowledge and the ability to retrieve it

cultural display rule
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one of the culturally specific standards that govern the types and frequencies of emotions that are acceptable

cultural intelligence
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ability with which people can understand and relate to those in another culture

culture
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all of the beliefs, customs, art, and traditions of a particular society

debriefing
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when an experiment involved deception, participants are told complete and truthful information about the experiment at its conclusion

deception
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purposely misleading experiment participants in order to maintain the integrity of the experiment

declarative memory
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type of long-term memory of facts and events we personally experience

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