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Glossary of Studying Psych

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Gestalt's Laws
Closure
Continuity
Proximity
Similarity
Connectedness



Why would someone's memories fail?
Encoding Failure
Storage Decay
Retrieval Failure
Interference


Dream Theories
Freud's Wish Fulfillment
Information Processing
Physiological Function
Activation Synthesis
Cognitive Development



Fixation
The inability to see a problem from a new perspective
Functional Fixedness
the tendency to think of things only in terms of their usual functions
Representative Heuristic
judging the likelihood of things in terms of how well they seem to represent, or match, particular prototypes
Availability heuristic
estimating the likelihood of events based on their availability in memory
Naturalism
the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural experiences
Determinism
theory that every human act or decision is the inevitable result of specific influences seperate from human will
Sensation
Physical Interpretation
Perception
Psychological Interpretation

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