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SAD salience sample sampling error sampling method scaffolding Schachter and Singer (1962) schedule ofreinforcement schema schizophrenia schizophrenia inremission schizophrenogenic family seasonal affectivedisorder (SAD) secondary reinforcement secondary sexualcharacteristics secondary territory secure attachment sedative selective attention self-acceptance self-actualisation self-awareness self-categorisationtheory self-concept self-disclosure self-efficacy self-esteem self-image self-fulfilling prophecy self-perception theory self-realisation self-report self-serving bias Selye (1907-1982) semantic memory senses sensitive period sensitive responsiveness sensory memory sensory nerves sentience sentient serial-position curve serotonin sex differences sex-linked trait sexism sexual orientation sexual selection shadowing shadow juries shame shape constancy shaping short-term memory (STM) sibling rivalry sign language significance level significance tests simultaneousconditioning single-blind design situational attribution situational variables size constancy skewed distribution skill Skinner (1904-1990) sleep sleep apnea sleep disorders sleeper effect sociability social behaviour social cognition social comparison social desirability social development social drift theory (hypothesis) socialfacilitation and inhibition (SFI) social identity theory social influence socialinhibition social learning theory social loafing social norms socially sensitiveresearch social skills training social psychology socialisation SocialReadjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) social support socio-demographic socioeconomics sociologist sociology somatic treatments somatosensory cortex spatial memory Spearman (1863-1945) species-specific behaviour split half reliability split-brain studies spontaneous recovery spontaneous remission standard deviation standardisedinstructions standardisation statistical infrequency statistical significance stereoscopic vision stereotype steroids stimuli stimulant stimulus stimulus discrimination stimulus generalisation stimulus-responselearning storage stratifiedsample stress stress reduction stressor Stroop effect subconscious subcortical subjective sublimation substance abuse superego superordinate goal suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) symbiosis sympathetic nervoussystem symptom synapse synaptic transmission systematicdesensitisation system variables systems theory

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January 20th 2021


 defencemechanisms whereby which unwanted thoughts are externalised or projected ontosomeone else.