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aspect of personality that consists of our most primitive drives or urges, including impulses for hunger, thirst, and sex

ideal self
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person we would like to be

identical twins
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identical twins
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twins that develop from the same sperm and egg

illusory correlation
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seeing relationships between two things when in reality no such relationship exists

implicit memory
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memories that are not part of our consciousness

incongruence
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state of being in which there is a great discrepancy between our real and ideal selves

independent variable
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variable that is influenced or controlled by the experimenter; in a sound experimental study, the independent variable is the only important difference between the experimental and control group

individual psychology
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school of psychology proposed by Adler that focuses on our drive to compensate for feelings of inferiority

inductive reasoning
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conclusions are drawn from observations

inferiority complex
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refers to a person’s feelings that they lack worth and don’t measure up to others’ or to society’s standards

informed consent
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process of informing a research participant about what to expect during an experiment, any risks involved, and the implications of the research, and then obtaining the person’s consent to participate

insomnia
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consistent difficulty in falling or staying asleep for at least three nights a week over a month’s  time

instinct
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unlearned knowledge, involving complex patterns of behavior; instincts are thought to be more unlearned knowledge, involving complex patterns of behavior; instincts are thought to be more

instinct
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unlearned knowledge, involving complex patterns of behavior; instincts are thought to be more prevalent in lower animals than in humans

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