AP Psychology Glossary (continued)
- A lasting change at synapses that occurs when long-term memories form.
- The act of making an attractive proposition and revealing its downsides only after a person has agreed to it.
- Dreams in which people are aware that they are dreaming.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- A method for studying the brain that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce pictures of the brain.
Major depressive disorder
- A disorder diagnosed after at least one major depressive episode.
Major depressive episode
- A period of at least two weeks marked by sadness or irritability and loss of interest in activities. Other symptomsmay include changed sleeping or eating patterns, low energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficultyconcentrating, and recurrent thoughts about suicide.
- An arrangement for health care in which an organization, such as a health maintenance organization, acts as anintermediary between a person seeking care and a treatment provider.
- The plot of a dream.
- The process of learning material over a short period; also called
- The idea that people tend to pick partners who are about equal in level of attractiveness to themselves.
- Genetically programmed growth and development.
- The arithmetic average of a set of scores.
Measures of central tendency
- The mean, median, and mode.
- The middle score in a set when all scores are arranged in order from lowest to highest.
- A way of describing and explaining psychological disorders as if they are diseases.