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misattribution
Glossaries - Psychology

memory error in which you confuse the source of your information

misinformation effect paradigm
Glossaries - Psychology

after exposure to additional and possibly inaccurate information, a person may misremember the original event

mitosis
Glossaries - Psychology

process of cell division

mnemonic device
Glossaries - Psychology

memory aids that help organize information for encoding

mnemonic device
Glossaries - Psychology

memory aids that help organize information for encoding

model
Glossaries - Psychology

person who performs a behavior that serves as an example (in observational learning)

morbid obesity
Glossaries - Psychology

adult with a BMI over 40

morpheme
Glossaries - Psychology

smallest unit of language that conveys some type of meaning

motivation
Glossaries - Psychology

wants or needs that direct behavior toward some goal

motor cortex
Glossaries - Psychology

strip of cortex involved in planning and coordinating movement

motor skills
Glossaries - Psychology

ability to move our body and manipulate objects

Multiple Intelligences Theory
Glossaries - Psychology

Gardner’s theory that each person possesses at least eight types of intelligence

mutation
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sudden, permanent change in a gene

myelin sheath
Glossaries - Psychology

fatty substance that insulates axons

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