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This moment version of a landmark reference source - created not just for psychologists, clinicians, scholars, and execs from allied psychological overall healthiness professions, yet for all readers - deals definitive info at the lexicon of the sector, together with virtually 26,000 entries providing transparent and authoritative definitions - nearly 1,000 greater than the 1st editionBalanced insurance of ninety subareas, with considerably revised and improved content material particularly within the components of neuroscience, psychopharmacology, lifespan developmental psychology, information, experimental layout, and lots of othersThousands of incisive cross-references that deepen the user's comprehension of similar topicsMore than four hundred short biographical entries on ancient figures in psychology and different similar parts - 4 instances greater than the 1st editionA advisor to the Dictionary and a brief consultant to structure that designate stylistic and structure featuresThree appendixes: Institutional and Organizational Entries; mental attempt and evaluation software Entries; Psychotherapeutic thoughts, organic remedies, and similar Entries

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Psychiatrist Silvano Arieti (1914–1982)] activation hypothesis 1. the idea that numerical weightings assigned to the links or nodes of cognitive net- active control trial a two-group experimental design work models can represent their degree of activity or pro- in which one group receives the treatment under study and cessing. Consciousness is sometimes attributed to above- the second group receives a comparable standard treatthreshold numbers in such models. 2. the hypothesis that ment. Although efficacy generally is best evaluated by high metabolic activity reflects activation of brain areas comparing a treatment to a placebo, active control trials are used in situations when withholding treatment from subserving mental tasks.

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