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just-world phenomenon

the tendency for people to believe that the world is just and that people therefore get what they deserve and deserve what they get

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kinesthesis

the system for sensing the position and movement of individual body parts

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language

our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning

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latent content

the underline meaning of a dream

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latent learning

learning that occurs but is not apparent until there is an incentive to demonstrate it

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law of effect

Thorndike's principle that behaviors behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely, and that behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences become less likely

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learned helplessness

the hopelessness and passive resignation an animal or human learns when unable to avoid repeated aversive events

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learning

the process of acquiring new and relatively enduring info or behaviors

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lens

the transparent structure behind the pupil that changes shape to help focus images on the retina

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lesion

a brain lesion is naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue

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levels of analysis

the differing complementary views for analyzing any given phenomenon

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limbic system

neural system located below the cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions and drives

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linguistic determinism

Whorf's hypothesis that language determines the way we think

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lobotomy

a psycho-surgical procedure once used to calm uncontrollably emotional or violent patients. The procedure cuts the nerves connecting the frontal lobes to the emotion-controlling centers of the inner brain

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longitudinal study

research in which the same people are restudied and retested over a long period

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long-term memory

the relatively permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system which includes knowledge, skills, and experiences

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LSD

a powerful hallucinogenic drug, also known as acid