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Accomodation (Piaget)
modification of exisiting mental patterns to fit new demands
Acetylcholine
neurotransmitter released by neurons to activate muscles
Activation-synthesis hypothesis
theory that relates dream content to motor commands in the brain, which are made but not carried out in sleep
Activity theory
Theory of aging stating that the best adjustment to aging occurs for individuals who reamin active mentally, socially, and physically
Affect
pertaining to emotion of feelings
Agnosia
disturbance in ability to perceive the meaning of stimuli, such as words, pictures, or objects
Alarm reaction (w/o panic)
1st stage of GAS; bodily resources are mobilized to cope with a stressor
ambivalence
mixed positive and negative feelings or simultaneous attraction and repulsion
anal stage
1-3 toilet training, preoccupation with the process of elimination
androgen
any male sex hormones, especially testosterone