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episodic memory
Glossaries - Psychology

type of declarative memory that contains information about events we have personally experienced, also known as autobiographical memory

equipotentiality hypothesis
Glossaries - Psychology

some parts of the brain can take over for damaged parts in forming and storing memories

euphoric high
Glossaries - Psychology

feelings of intense elation and pleasure from drug use

event schema
Glossaries - Psychology

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

evolutionary psychology
Glossaries - Psychology

discipline that studies how universal patterns of behavior and cognitive processes have evolved over time as a result of natural selection

excitement
Glossaries - Psychology

phase of the sexual response cycle that involves sexual arousal

experimental group
Glossaries - Psychology

group designed to answer the research question; experimental manipulation is the only difference between the experimental and contro

experimental group
Glossaries - Psychology

group designed to answer the research question; experimental manipulation is the only difference between the experimental and control groups, so any differences between the two are due to experimental manipulation rather than chance

experimenter bias
Glossaries - Psychology

researcher expectations skew the results of the study

explicit memory
Glossaries - Psychology

memories we consciously try to remember and recall

extinction
Glossaries - Psychology

decrease in the conditioned response when the unconditioned stimulus is no longer paired with the conditioned stimulus

extrinsic motivation
Glossaries - Psychology

motivation that arises from external factors or rewards

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