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cell_doctrine

  • noun (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann
    cell theory.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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parapsychology

  • noun phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
    psychic phenomena; psychic phenomenon.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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burt

  • noun English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
    Cyril Burt; Cyril Lodowic Burt.

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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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corpuscular_theory_of_light

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
    corpuscular theory.

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monism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

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kabbalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Cabalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    cabalism.

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backslapper

  • noun someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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r._b._cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Cattell; Ray Cattell; Raymond Bernard Cattell; Raymond B. Cattell.

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cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Ray Cattell; Raymond Bernard Cattell; R. B. Cattell; Raymond B. Cattell.
  • noun American psychologist and editor (1860-1944)
    James McKeen Cattell.

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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humanitarianism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanism.

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betterment

  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    advance; improvement.
  • noun an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

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unilateralism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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nebular_hypothesis

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the solar system evolved from a hot gaseous nebula

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carl_jung

  • noun Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
    Carl Gustav Jung; Jung.

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populism

  • noun the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

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pledge

  • noun a deposit of personal property as security for a debt
    • his saxophone was in pledge
  • noun someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group

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s._smith_stevens

  • noun United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
    Smitty Stevens; Stanley Smith Stevens; Stevens.

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psycholinguistics

  • noun the branch of cognitive psychology that studies the psychological basis of linguistic competence and performance

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bleeding

  • noun the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
    haemorrhage; hemorrhage.
  • verb lose blood from one's body
    shed blood; hemorrhage; bleed.

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ostwald's_theory_of_indicators

  • noun (chemistry) the theory that all indicators are either weak acids or weak bases in which the color of the ionized form is different from the color before dissociation
    theory of indicators.

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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h._j._eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Hans Jurgen Eysenck; Eysenck; Hans Eysenck.

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dynamics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
    kinetics.
  • noun an efficient incentive
    dynamic; moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches

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atomism

  • noun (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomic theory; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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egalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    equalitarianism.

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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descriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

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evolutionism

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    theory of organic evolution; theory of evolution.

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smitty_stevens

  • noun United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
    S. Smith Stevens; Stanley Smith Stevens; Stevens.

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b._f._skinner

  • noun United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
    Fred Skinner; Skinner; Burrhus Frederic Skinner.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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guardian

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; shielder.

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psychometry

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometrika; psychometrics.

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corporatist

  • noun a supporter of corporatism
  • adjective of or relating to corporatism

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child_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
    developmental psychology; genetic psychology.

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religious_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; church doctrine; creed.

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psychometrika

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometry; psychometrics.

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clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    William Clark.
  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Wayne Clark; Mark Clark.

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toast

  • noun slices of bread that have been toasted
  • noun a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
    • he was the toast of the town

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sports_fan

  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    rooter; fan.

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suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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herbert_alexander_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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piaget

  • noun Swiss psychologist remembered for his studies of cognitive development in children (1896-1980)
    Jean Piaget.

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malthusian

  • noun a believer in Malthusian theory
  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism
    • Malthusian theories

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gadgeteer

  • noun a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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theory_of_games

  • noun (economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players
    game theory.

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cheerleader

  • noun an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
    • he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning
  • noun someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event

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psychic_phenomenon

  • noun phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
    parapsychology; psychic phenomena.

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robert_m._yerkes

  • noun United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
    Yerkes; Robert Mearns Yerkes.

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secessionism

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

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jung

  • noun Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
    Carl Jung; Carl Gustav Jung.

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germ

  • noun anything that provides inspiration for later work
    source; seed.
  • noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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electrolytic

  • noun a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
    electrolytic capacitor; electrolytic condenser.
  • adjective of or concerned with or produced by electrolysis

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cell_theory

  • noun (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann
    cell doctrine.

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timothy_francis_leary

  • noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
    Leary; Tim Leary; Timothy Leary.

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industrial_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    applied psychology.

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fiend

  • noun a cruel wicked and inhuman person
    ogre; devil; demon; monster.
  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; devil; demon; daimon.

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applied_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    industrial psychology.

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dogma

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    tenet.
  • noun a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
    • he believed all the Marxist dogma

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theory_of_gravitation

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    gravitational theory; Newton's theory of gravitation; theory of gravity.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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relativity_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity.

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wish

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wishing; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    indirect request.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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psycholinguist

  • noun a person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language

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physiological_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
    psychophysiology; neuropsychology.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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believer

  • noun a supporter who accepts something as true
    truster.
  • noun a person who has religious faith
    worshiper; worshipper.

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psychophysiology

  • noun the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
    neuropsychology; physiological psychology.

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girondism

  • noun the doctrine of the Girondists

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theory_of_organic_evolution

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    evolutionism; theory of evolution.

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shielder

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; guardian.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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theological_doctrine

  • noun the doctrine of a religious group

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laissez_faire

  • noun the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    individualism.

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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democracy

  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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inheritance

  • noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    heritage.
  • noun that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    heritage.

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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tim_leary

  • noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
    Leary; Timothy Francis Leary; Timothy Leary.

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skinner

  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
    Otis Skinner.
  • noun United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
    Cornelia Otis Skinner.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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endorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; blurb.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; secondment.
    • do I hear a second?

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ratifier

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; endorser; indorser.

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social_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole

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planetesimal_hypothesis

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the solar system was formed by the gravitational accumulation of planetesimals

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carl_rogers

  • noun United States psychologist who developed client-centered therapy (1902-1987)
    Rogers.

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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wassailer

  • noun someone who enjoys riotous drinking
    carouser.
  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    toaster.

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g._stanley_hall

  • noun United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
    Hall; Granville Stanley Hall.

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confucianist

  • noun a believer in the teachings of Confucius
    Confucian.

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church_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; creed.

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stevens

  • noun United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
    Smitty Stevens; S. Smith Stevens; Stanley Smith Stevens.
  • noun United States poet (1879-1955)
    Wallace Stevens.

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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charles_kay_ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Ogden.

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hypnotizer

  • noun a person who induces hypnosis
    mesmerizer; mesmerist; hypnotiser; hypnotist.

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reflexology

  • noun the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms
  • noun massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body

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comparative_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    animal psychology.

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herb_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon.

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graecophile

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; philhellenist.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; philhellene.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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theory_of_evolution

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    evolutionism; theory of organic evolution.

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theory_of_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of electrolytic dissociation; Arrhenius theory of dissociation.

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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differential_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies measurable differences between individuals

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anglophile

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophil.

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kinetic

  • adjective relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
    • kinetic energy
  • adjective satellite characterized by motion
    • modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime

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thorndike

  • noun English actress (1882-1976)
    Dame Sybil Thorndike.
  • noun United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
    Edward Lee Thorndike.

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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wave_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory of light; undulatory theory.

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relativity

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity theory.
  • noun the quality of being relative and having significance only in relation to something else

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stanley_smith_stevens

  • noun United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
    Smitty Stevens; S. Smith Stevens; Stevens.

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antiestablishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentarianism.

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animism

  • noun the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
    • animism is common among primitive peoples

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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animal_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    comparative psychology.

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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equalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    egalitarianism.

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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newton's_theory_of_gravitation

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    theory of gravitation; gravitational theory; theory of gravity.

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continuous_creation_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
    steady state theory.
    • the steady state theory has been abandoned in favor of the big bang theory

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differential

  • noun the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
    derivative; derived function; first derivative; differential coefficient.
  • noun a quality that differentiates between similar things

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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pacificism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    passivism; pacifism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacifism.

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abnormal

  • adjective not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
    unnatural.
    • abnormal powers of concentration
    • abnormal amounts of rain
    • abnormal circumstances
    • an abnormal interest in food
  • adjective departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
    • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
    • an abnormal personality

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irredentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irridentism.

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confederate_soldier

  • noun a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

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junkie

  • noun a narcotics addict
    drug addict; junky.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; addict; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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furtherance

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; advancement.
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; forwarding.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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sponsor

  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    patron; supporter.
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    presenter.

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quantum

  • noun a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
  • noun (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

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abnormal_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
    psychopathology.

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psychic

  • noun a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
  • adjective satellite affecting or influenced by the human mind
    psychical.
    • psychic energy
    • psychic trauma

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sympathizer

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathiser.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    well-wisher; sympathiser.

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philosophical_doctrine

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical theory.

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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new_dealer

  • noun a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal

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steady_state_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
    continuous creation theory.
    • the steady state theory has been abandoned in favor of the big bang theory

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rhine

  • noun United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
    J. B. Rhine; Joseph Banks Rhine.
  • noun a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
    Rhine River; Rhein.

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gospel

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel truth.
    • his word was gospel
  • noun the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Gospels; evangel.

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patronage

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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secularism

  • noun a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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mesmerizer

  • noun a person who induces hypnosis
    hypnotizer; mesmerist; hypnotiser; hypnotist.

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gesell

  • noun United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)
    Arnold Lucius Gesell; Arnold Gesell.

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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promotion

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun act of raising in rank or position

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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timothy_leary

  • noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
    Leary; Tim Leary; Timothy Francis Leary.

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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behaviourist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviorist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behavioristic; behaviouristic.
    • behavioristic psychology

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well-wisher

  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; sympathiser.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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forwarding

  • noun the act of sending on to another destination
    • the forwarding of mail to a new address is done automatically
    • the forwarding of resumes to the personnel department
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; furtherance.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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extrovert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extravert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extravert; extraverted.

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behaviourism

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
    behaviorism; behaviouristic psychology; behavioristic psychology.

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philosophical_theory

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical doctrine.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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irridentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irredentism.

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nebular

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a nebula
    nebulous.
    • the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system
  • adjective satellite resembling a cloud
    cloudlike.

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upholder

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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gravitational_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    theory of gravitation; Newton's theory of gravitation; theory of gravity.

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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mainstay

  • noun a prominent supporter
    pillar.
    • he is a pillar of the community
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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granville_stanley_hall

  • noun United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
    G. Stanley Hall; Hall.

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continuous

  • adjective continuing in time or space without interruption
    uninterrupted.
    • a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    • a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    • lived in continuous fear
    • a continuous row of warehouses
    • a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
    • moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks
  • adjective of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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establishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentism.

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passivism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; pacifism.

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secular_humanism

  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    humanism.

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vindication

  • noun the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    exoneration.
    • friends provided a vindication of his position
  • noun the justification for some act or belief
    defense; defence.
    • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

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contextualism

  • noun any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

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divine_right

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right of kings.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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organicism

  • noun theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes

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voucher

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    verifier.
  • noun a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure

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illness

  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    malady; unwellness; sickness.

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william_james

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)
    James.

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robert_mearns_yerkes

  • noun United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
    Yerkes; Robert M. Yerkes.

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divine_right_of_kings

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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raymond_bernard_cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Cattell; Ray Cattell; R. B. Cattell; Raymond B. Cattell.

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wassail

  • noun a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas
  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make whoopie; make merry; revel; whoop it up; racket; make happy.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!

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expansionism

  • noun the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

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edward_lee_thorndike

  • noun United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
    Thorndike.

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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jungian

  • noun a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories
  • adjective of or relating to Carl Jung or his psychological theories

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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atomic_theory

  • noun a theory of the structure of the atom
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomism; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.
  • noun a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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addict

  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie
  • noun someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

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group_dynamics

  • noun the branch of social psychology that studies the psychodynamics of interaction in social groups

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j._b._rhine

  • noun United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
    Joseph Banks Rhine; Rhine.

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james_mckeen_cattell

  • noun American psychologist and editor (1860-1944)
    Cattell.

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indorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    blurb; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; secondment; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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phenomenon

  • noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • noun a remarkable development

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francophil

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophile.

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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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enthusiast

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    partisan; partizan.
  • noun a person having a strong liking for something
    fancier.

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envy

  • noun a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
    enviousness.
  • noun spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    invidia.

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theory_of_relativity

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity; relativity theory.

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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confederate

  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America
  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.

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theory_of_inheritance

  • noun (biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations

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raymond_b._cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Cattell; Ray Cattell; Raymond Bernard Cattell; R. B. Cattell.

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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c._k._ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.

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evolution

  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    development.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer
  • noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    phylogenesis; phylogeny; organic evolution.

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philosophical_system

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy; school of thought; ism; doctrine.

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jacobite

  • noun a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts

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confucian

  • noun a believer in the teachings of Confucius
    Confucianist.
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Confucianism
    • Confucian ethics

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humanism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanitarianism.
  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    secular humanism.

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fellow_traveler

  • noun a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
    fellow traveller.
  • noun a traveler who accompanies you
    fellow traveller; companion.

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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school_of_thought

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; ism; doctrine.

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arrhenius_theory_of_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of dissociation; theory of electrolytic dissociation.

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genetic_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
    developmental psychology; child psychology.

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corpuscular_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
    corpuscular theory of light.

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burrhus_frederic_skinner

  • noun United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
    B. F. Skinner; Fred Skinner; Skinner.

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psychopathy

  • noun any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    mental disease; mental illness.

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jean_piaget

  • noun Swiss psychologist remembered for his studies of cognitive development in children (1896-1980)
    Piaget.

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nut

  • noun usually large hard-shelled seed
  • noun Egyptian goddess of the sky

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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binet

  • noun French psychologist remembered for his studies of the intellectual development of children (1857-1911)
    Alfred Binet.

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presentism

  • noun the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

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eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Hans Jurgen Eysenck; Hans Eysenck; H. J. Eysenck.

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creationism

  • noun the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
    • creationism denies the theory of evolution of species

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gravitation

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitational force; gravity; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
    • irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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partisan

  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    zealot; drumbeater.
  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partizan.

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behavioristic

  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behaviouristic; behaviourist.
    • behavioristic psychology

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hypnotiser

  • noun a person who induces hypnosis
    hypnotizer; mesmerizer; mesmerist; hypnotist.

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junky

  • noun a narcotics addict
    junkie; drug addict.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; addict; junkie.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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seconder

  • noun someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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kinetic_theory

  • noun (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion
    kinetic theory of gases.

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internationalism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
  • noun quality of being international in scope
    internationality.
    • he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology

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blurb

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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credo

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    creed.

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theory_of_electrolytic_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of dissociation; Arrhenius theory of dissociation.

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ray_cattell

  • noun American psychologist (born in England) who developed a broad theory of human behavior based on multivariate research (1905-1998)
    Cattell; Raymond Bernard Cattell; R. B. Cattell; Raymond B. Cattell.

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hypothesis

  • noun a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    theory; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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gymnosophy

  • noun the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

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problem

  • noun a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    job.
    • she and her husband are having problems
    • it is always a job to contact him
    • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
  • noun a question raised for consideration or solution
    • our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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adorer

  • noun someone who admires a young woman
    admirer.
    • she had many admirers

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whig

  • noun a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
  • noun a supporter of the American Revolution

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trader

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    bargainer; monger; dealer.

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uncertainty

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income
  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    dubiousness; doubtfulness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.

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animalism

  • noun the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  • noun preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    physicality.

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fred_skinner

  • noun United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
    B. F. Skinner; Skinner; Burrhus Frederic Skinner.

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sympathiser

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathizer.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; well-wisher.

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mental_illness

  • noun any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    psychopathy; mental disease.

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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game_theory

  • noun (economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players
    theory of games.

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asceticism

  • noun the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
  • noun the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
    nonindulgence; austerity.

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protector

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; shielder; guardian.

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experimental

  • adjective relating to or based on experiment
    • experimental physics
  • adjective satellite relying on observation or experiment
    observational; data-based.
    • experimental results that supported the hypothesis

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solving

  • noun finding a solution to a problem
    resolution.
  • verb find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    lick; work out; work; puzzle out; solve; figure out.
    • did you solve the problem?
    • Work out your problems with the boss
    • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
    • did you get it?
    • Did you get my meaning?
    • He could not work the math problem

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philhellenist

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; Graecophile.

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psychological_science

  • noun the science of mental life
    psychology.

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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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parapsychologist

  • noun someone who studies the evidence for such psychological phenomena as psychokinesis and telepathy and clairvoyance

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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philhellenism

  • noun admiration for Greece and the Greeks and Greek customs

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association_theory

  • noun (psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity
    associationism.

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neuropsychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
    psychophysiology; physiological psychology.

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apostle

  • noun an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
    • an apostle of revolution
  • noun any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
    Apostelic Father.

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subscriber

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    ratifier; endorser; indorser.
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    reader.

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psychonomics

  • noun the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
    experimental psychology.

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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partisanship

  • noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
    partiality.

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leary

  • noun United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)
    Tim Leary; Timothy Francis Leary; Timothy Leary.

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indeterminacy

  • noun the quality of being vague and poorly defined
    indetermination; indefiniteness; indeterminateness; indefinity.

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kinetic_theory_of_gases

  • noun (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion
    kinetic theory.

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arnold_lucius_gesell

  • noun United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)
    Gesell; Arnold Gesell.

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freethinking

  • noun the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
    rationalism.

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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amoralism

  • noun the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

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undulatory_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory; wave theory of light.

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promoter

  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; booster.
  • noun a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
    impresario; showman.

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associationism

  • noun (psychology) a theory that association is the basic principle of mental activity
    association theory.

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dynamism

  • noun any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; heartiness.

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reincarnationism

  • noun a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

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herbert_a._simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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gestalt_psychology

  • noun (psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
    configurationism.

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backing

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    patronage; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    mount.

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wave_theory_of_light

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory; undulatory theory.

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imperialist

  • noun a believer in imperialism
  • adjective of or relating to imperialism
    imperialistic.
    • imperialistic wars

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encouragement

  • noun the expression of approval and support
  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    boost.

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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undulatory

  • adjective resembling waves in form or outline or motion
    undulant.

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joseph_banks_rhine

  • noun United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
    J. B. Rhine; Rhine.

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rogers

  • noun United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
    Will Rogers; William Penn Adair Rogers.
  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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carl_gustav_jung

  • noun Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
    Carl Jung; Jung.

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bleeding_heart

  • noun garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
    lyre-flower; Dicentra spectabilis; lyreflower.
  • noun someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

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toaster

  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    wassailer.
  • noun a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread

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verifier

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    voucher.

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phenomenology

  • noun a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

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quantum_theory

  • noun (physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta)

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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drink

  • noun a single serving of a beverage
    • I asked for a hot drink
    • likes a drink before dinner
  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    crapulence; drinking; boozing; drunkenness.
    • drink was his downfall

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big-bang_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe originated sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature
    big bang theory.

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supersymmetry

  • noun (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces
    • according to supersymmetry each force emerged separately during the big bang

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booster

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; supporter; friend.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; promoter.

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behaviorist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviourist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behavioristic; behaviouristic; behaviourist.
    • behavioristic psychology

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mesmerism

  • noun the act of inducing hypnosis
    suggestion; hypnotism.

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information_theory

  • noun (computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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behaviorism

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
    behaviouristic psychology; behavioristic psychology; behaviourism.

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mesmerist

  • noun a person who induces hypnosis
    hypnotizer; mesmerizer; hypnotiser; hypnotist.

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experimental_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
    psychonomics.

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kenneth_bancroft_clark

  • noun United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914-2005)
    Kenneth Clark; Clark.

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germ_theory

  • noun (medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms

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psychometrics

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometry; psychometrika.

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psychophysics

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with quantitative relations between physical stimuli and their psychological effects

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atomic

  • adjective of or relating to or comprising atoms
    • atomic structure
    • atomic hydrogen
  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    nuclear.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs

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maintainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    upholder; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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dissociation

  • noun the act of removing from association
  • noun a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
    disassociation.

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establishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentarianism.

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anglophil

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophile.

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improvement

  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    advance; betterment.
  • noun the act of improving something
    • their improvements increased the value of the property

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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behavioristic_psychology

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
    behaviorism; behaviouristic psychology; behaviourism.

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feminism

  • noun a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
  • noun the movement aimed at equal rights for women
    women's liberation movement; feminist movement; women's lib.

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einstein's_theory_of_relativity

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; relativity; relativity theory.

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behaviouristic_psychology

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
    behaviorism; behavioristic psychology; behaviourism.

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theory_of_indicators

  • noun (chemistry) the theory that all indicators are either weak acids or weak bases in which the color of the ionized form is different from the color before dissociation
    Ostwald's theory of indicators.

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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john_broadus_watson

  • noun United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
    Watson.

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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psychic_phenomena

  • noun phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
    parapsychology; psychic phenomenon.

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cyril_lodowic_burt

  • noun English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
    Burt; Cyril Burt.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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psychological_medicine

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    psychiatry; psychopathology.

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pillar

  • noun a fundamental principle or practice
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; tower.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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loyalist

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    stalwart.

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endorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; indorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    indorser.

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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creed

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    credo.
  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; church doctrine.

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creation

  • noun the human act of creating
    creative activity.
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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phenomenon

  • noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • noun a remarkable development

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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antiestablishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentism.

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nuclear_deterrence

  • noun the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
    • when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction

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divine

  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.

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planetesimal

  • noun one of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system

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developmental

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting development
    • developmental psychology

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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cognitive_psychology

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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arnold_gesell

  • noun United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)
    Arnold Lucius Gesell; Gesell.

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philhellene

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellenist; Graecophile.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; Graecophile.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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scientific

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of science
    • scientific journals
  • adjective conforming with the principles or methods used in science
    • a scientific approach

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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pluralism

  • noun a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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individualism

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individuality.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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skinnerian

  • noun a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
  • adjective of or relating to B. F. Skinner or his behaviorist psychology

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indeterminacy_principle

  • noun (quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time
    uncertainty principle.

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behaviouristic

  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behavioristic; behaviourist.
    • behavioristic psychology

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partizan

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partisan.
  • noun a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    partisan.

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backup

  • noun an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    • a traffic backup on the main street
    • he discovered a backup in the toilet
  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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epicureanism

  • noun a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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hypnotism

  • noun the act of inducing hypnosis
    suggestion; mesmerism.

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theory_of_gravity

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    theory of gravitation; gravitational theory; Newton's theory of gravitation.

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esteem

  • noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    respect; regard.
    • it is held in esteem
    • a man who has earned high regard
  • noun a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    admiration.

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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hypnotist

  • noun a person who induces hypnosis
    hypnotizer; mesmerizer; mesmerist; hypnotiser.

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psychopathology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
    abnormal psychology.
  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    psychiatry; psychological medicine.

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kenneth_clark

  • noun United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914-2005)
    Kenneth Bancroft Clark; Clark.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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introvert

  • noun (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
  • verb fold inwards
    invaginate.
    • some organs can invaginate

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scientific_theory

  • noun a theory that explains scientific observations
    • scientific theories must be falsifiable

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fanatic

  • noun a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
    fiend.
    • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    rabid; overzealous; fanatical.
    • rabid isolationist

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abolitionism

  • noun the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

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francophile

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophil.

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sustainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; upholder.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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indicator

  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; index; indicant.
  • noun a signal for attracting attention

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indorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; endorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    endorser.

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boswell

  • noun Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
    James Boswell.
  • noun a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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hans_eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Hans Jurgen Eysenck; Eysenck; H. J. Eysenck.

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admiration

  • noun a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    esteem.
  • noun the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    wonderment; wonder.

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free_trader

  • noun an advocate of unrestricted international trade

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uncertainty_principle

  • noun (quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time
    indeterminacy principle.

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developmental_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
    child psychology; genetic psychology.

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prescriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

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multiculturalism

  • noun the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

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states'_rights

  • noun a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
  • noun the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution

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mental_disease

  • noun any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    psychopathy; mental illness.

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freak

  • noun a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
    monstrosity; lusus naturae; monster.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; addict; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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fellow

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; associate; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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precept

  • noun rule of personal conduct
    principle.
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    teaching; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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problem_solving

  • noun the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
  • noun the thought processes involved in solving a problem

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big_bang_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe originated sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature
    big-bang theory.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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formalism

  • noun the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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roundhead

  • noun a brachycephalic person
  • noun a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War

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configurationism

  • noun (psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
    Gestalt psychology.

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alfred_binet

  • noun French psychologist remembered for his studies of the intellectual development of children (1857-1911)
    Binet.

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watson

  • noun United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)
    Thomas Augustus Watson.
  • noun United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
    John Broadus Watson.

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cyril_burt

  • noun English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
    Burt; Cyril Lodowic Burt.

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plugger

  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    promoter; booster.

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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championship

  • noun the status of being a champion
    title.
    • he held the title for two years
  • noun a competition at which a champion is chosen

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fellow_traveller

  • noun a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
    fellow traveler.
  • noun a traveler who accompanies you
    fellow traveler; companion.

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partiality

  • noun a predisposition to like something
    fancy; fondness.
    • he had a fondness for whiskey
  • noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
    partisanship.

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utilitarianism

  • noun doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

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literalism

  • noun the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
  • noun a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense

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cabalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Kabbalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    kabbalism.

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deterrence

  • noun a negative motivational influence
    disincentive.
  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    determent; intimidation.

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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psychodynamics

  • noun the interrelation of conscious and unconscious processes and emotions that determine personality and motivation
  • noun the branch of social psychology that deals with the processes and emotions that determine psychology and motivation

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shavian

  • noun an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
  • adjective of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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hans_jurgen_eysenck

  • noun a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis
    Eysenck; Hans Eysenck; H. J. Eysenck.

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majority_rule

  • noun the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
    democracy.

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yerkes

  • noun United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
    Robert M. Yerkes; Robert Mearns Yerkes.

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functionalism

  • noun a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
  • noun any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

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psychiatry

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    psychopathology; psychological medicine.

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