Psychology Glossary Terms A to D

The Psychology Dictionary

A is for axon, the part of a nerve cell that carries electrical impulses away from the cell body. Ed Reschke / Getty Images

This index offers a selection of psychology terms beginning with the letters A through D. You can also check out our full selection of terms on the front page of the Psychology Dictionary.

Terms A - D | Terms E - M |Terms N -  Z

A

aba design

abnormal psychology

absolute threshold

accommodation

acetylcholine

achievement test

acquisition

action potential

activation-synthesis model of dreaming

actor-observer bias

acute stress response

adaptation

adhd

adrenal glands

adult adhd

ageism

aggression

agoraphobia

algorithm

all-or-none law

altuism

amygdala

anal stage

anorexia nervosa

antisocial personality disorder

applied research

aptitude test

archetypes

arousal theory

assimilation

attachment

attention

authoritarian parenting

authoritative parenting

autocratic leadership

autonomic nervous system

availability heuristic

aversion therapy

avoidant personality

axon

B

barbiturates

basal ganglia

basic research

behavior analysis

behaviorism

benzodiazepines

biofeedback

biological perspective

biological preparedness

biopsychology

blind spot

borderline personality disorder

brain stem

bystander effect

C

cannon-bard theory

cardinal traits

case study

catatonic schizophrenia

catharsis

central nervous system

cerebellum

change blindness

chunking

classical conditioning

clinical psychology

clustering

cognitive bias

cognition

cognitive dissonance

cognitive psychology

collectivist cultures

comparative psychology

compensation

concrete operational stage

conditioned response

conditioned stimulus

conditioned taste aversion

conflict

conscience

conscious mind

consciousness

control group

correlation

correlational research

crisis

cross-sectional research

crystallized intelligence

compliance

confirmation bias

conformity

D

defense mechanisms

delta waves

demand characteristics

democratic leadership

denial

dependent personality disorder

dependent variable

descriptive statistics

development

developmental milestones

diffusion of responsibility

discrimination

displacement

dopamine

double-blind study

dsm

duty to warn

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