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amnesia
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loss of long-term memory that occurs as the result of disease, physical trauma, or psychological trauma

amygdala
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amygdala
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structure in the limbic system involved in our experience of emotion and tying emotional meaning to our memories

anal stage
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psychosexual stage in which children experience pleasure in their bowel and bladder
movements

analytical intelligence
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aligned with academic problem solving and computations

analytical psychology
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Jung’s theory focusing on the balance of opposing forces within one’s personality and the significance of the collective unconscious

anchoring bias
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faulty heuristic in which you fixate on a single aspect of a problem to find a solution

anorexia nervosa
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eating disorder characterized by an individual maintaining body weight that is well below average through starvation and/or excessive exercise

antagonist
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drug that blocks or impedes the normal activity of a given neurotransmitter

anterograde amnesia
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anterograde amnesia

anterograde amnesia
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loss of memory for events that occur after the brain trauma

archetype
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pattern that exists in our collective unconscious across cultures and societies

archival research
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method of research using past records or data sets to answer various research questions, or to search for interesting patterns or relationships

arousal theory
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strong emotions trigger the formation of strong memories and weaker emotional experiences form weaker memories

artificial concept
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concept that is defined by a very specific set of characteristics

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