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sample
Glossaries - Psychology

subset of individuals selected from the larger population

satiation
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fullness; satisfaction

Schachter-Singer two-factor theory of emotion
Glossaries - Psychology

emotions consist of two factors: physiological and cognitive

schema
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(plural = schemata) mental construct consisting of a cluster or collection of related concepts

schema
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(plural = schemata) concept (mental model) that is used to help us categorize and interpret information

secondary reinforcer
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has no inherent value unto itself and only has reinforcing qualities when linked with something else (e.g., money, gold stars, poker chips)

secondary sexual characteristics
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physical signs of sexual maturation that do not directly involve sex organs

secure attachment
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characterized by the child using the parent as a secure base from which to explore

secure base
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parental presence that gives the infant/toddler a sense of safety as he explores his surroundings

selective migration
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concept that people choose to move to places that are compatible with their personalities and needs

self-concept
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our thoughts and feelings about ourselves

self-efficacy
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individual’s belief in his own capabilities or capacities to complete a task

self-efficacy
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someone’s level of confidence in their own abilities

self-reference effect
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tendency for an individual to have better memory for information that relates to oneself in comparison to material that has less personal relevance

self-reference effect
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tendency for an individual to have better memory for information that relates to oneself in comparison to material that has less personal relevance

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