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cognitive empathy
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ability to take the perspective of others and to feel concern for others

cognitive map
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mental picture of the layout of the environment

cognitive psychology
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study of cognitions, or thoughts, and their relationship to experiences and actions

cognitive psychology
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field of psychology dedicated to studying every aspect of how people think

cognitive script
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set of behaviors that are performed the same way each time; also referred to as an event schema

cognitive-behavioral therapy
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psychotherapy that focuses on cognitive processes and problem behaviors that is sometimes used to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia

cognitive-mediational theory
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our emotions are determined by our appraisal of the stimulus

collective unconscious
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theoretical repository of information shared by all people across cultures, as described by Carl Jung

collective unconscious
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common psychological tendencies that have been passed down from one generation to the next

components of emotion
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physiological arousal, psychological appraisal, and subjective experience

computerized tomography (CT) scan
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imaging technique in which a computer coordinates and integrates multiple x-rays of a given area

concept
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category or grouping of linguistic information, objects, ideas, or life experiences

conception
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when a sperm fertilizes an egg and forms a zygote

concrete operational stage
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third stage in Piaget’s theory of cognitive development; from about 7 to 11 years old, children can think logically about real (concrete) events

conditioned response (CR)
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response caused by the conditioned stimulus

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