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obese
Glossaries - Psychology

adult with a BMI of 30 or higher

object permanence
Glossaries - Psychology

idea that even if something is out of sight, it still exists

object permanence
Glossaries - Psychology

idea that even if something is out of sight, it still exists

observational learning
Glossaries - Psychology

type of learning that occurs by watching others

observer bias
Glossaries - Psychology

when observations may be skewed to align with observer expectations

obstructive sleep apnea
Glossaries - Psychology

sleep disorder defined by episodes when breathing stops during sleep as a result of blockage of the airway

occipital lobe
Glossaries - Psychology

part of the cerebral cortex associated with visual processing; contains the primary visualcortex

operant conditioning
Glossaries - Psychology

form of learning in which the stimulus/experience happens after the behavior is demonstrated

operational definition
Glossaries - Psychology

description of what actions and operations will be used to measure the dependent variables and manipulate the independent variables

opiate/opioid
Glossaries - Psychology

one of a category of drugs that has strong analgesic properties; opiates are produced from the resin of the opium poppy; includes heroin, morphine, methadone, and codeine

opinion
Glossaries - Psychology

personal judgments, conclusions, or attitudes that may or may not be accurate

oral stage
Glossaries - Psychology

psychosexual stage in which an infant’s pleasure is focused on the mouth 

orgasm
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peak phase of the sexual response cycle associated with rhythmic muscle contractions (and ejaculation)

overgeneralization
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extension of a rule that exists in a given language to an exception to the rule

overweight
Glossaries - Psychology

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