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object permanence

the awareness that things continue to exist even when not perceived

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observational learning

learning by observing others

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OCD

a disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and/or actions

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occipital lobe

portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the back of the head; include areas that receive info from the visual field

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oedipus complex

a boy's sexual desires toward his mother and feelings of jealousy and hatred for the rival father

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one-word stage

the stage in speech development, from about age 1 to 2, during which a child speaks mostly in single words

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operant behavior

behavior that operates on the environment, producing consequences

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operant chamber

a chamber containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a food or water reinforcer

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operational definition

a statement of the procedures used to define research variables

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opiates

opium and its derivatives; they depress neural activity, temporally lessening pain and anxiety

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opponent-process theory

the theory that opposing retinal processes enable color vision

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optic nerve

the nerve that carries neural impulses from the eye to the brain

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organizational psychology

a subfield of I/O psychology that examines organizational influences on worker satisfaction and productivity and facilitates organizational change

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other-race effect

the tendency to recall face of one's own race more accurately than faces of other races

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outgroup

"them" -- those perceived as different or apart from our ingroup

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overconfidence

the tendency to be more confident than correct -- to overestimate the accuracy of our beliefs and judgments