Psychology Glossary Terms N Through Z

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N is for neurons, the building blocks of the nervous system. Science Photo Library - KTSDESIGN / Getty Images

This index offers a selection of psychology terms beginning with the letters N through Z.

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

N

narcissistic personality disorder

naturalistic observation

nature versus nurture

need to belong

negative reinforcement

neuron

neurotransmitter

null hypothesis

O

obedience

object permanence

observational learning

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

oedipal complex

operant conditioning

opiates

opponent-process theory

oral stage

overjustification effect

P

panic disorder

paranoid personality disorder

parapsychology

passive-aggressive behavior

perceptual set

peripheral nervous system

personality

personality disorder

persuasion

phallic stage

phobia

placebo

placebo effect

pleasure principle

positive reinforcement

preconscious

prejudice

preoperational stage

primary process

priming

problem-solving

procedural memory

projection

prosocial behavior

pseudoscience

psychoanalytic therapy

psychology

Q

quantitative data

R

random assignment

random sample

random selection

rational emotive behavior therapy

rationalization

reaction formation

reality principle

reciprocal determinism

reflected appraisal process

regression

reliability

replication

representative sample

representativeness heuristic

repression

rorschach inkblot test

rule of reciprocity

rule of commitment

rule of falsifiability

S

sample

schedules of reinforcement

schema

schizoid personality disorder

schizotypal personality disorder

secondary process

secondary reinforcement

selective attrition

self-actualization

self-awareness

self-concept

self-determination theory

self-efficacy

self-esteem

sensorimotor stage

serotonin

short-term memory

skinner box

social cognition

social comparison process

social exchange theory

social loafing

social psychology

social reinforcement

sociocultural theory

somatic nervous system

spontaneous recovery

stimulus

stimulus generalization

sublimation

superego

survey

synapse

T

talk therapy

temporal lobe

test validity

test-retest reliability

thalamus

theory

theory of correspondent inferences

trichromatic theory of color vision

transpersonal psychology

top-down processing

two-factor theory of emotion

U

unconditional positive regard

unconditioned response

unconditioned stimulus

unconscious

underextension

uninvolved parenting

V

validity

variable

variable-interval schedule

variable-ratio schedule

visual cliff

W

wavelength

wernicke's aphasia

wernicke's area

withdrawal

within-subjects design

X, Y, & Z

xenophobia

y-chromosome

yerkes-dodson law

young-helmholtz trichromatic theory of color vision

z-score

zero correlation

zone of proximal development

zygote

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