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Ap psych vocab terms


Action or fact of complying with a wish or command


A serious disagreement or argument

Contact Hypothesis

Ways of improving relations among groups that are experiencing conflict


The process of working together to the same end

Correlational Method

Research technique that involves determining whether 2 or more variables are related to one another


Compliance with standards, rules, or laws


Loosing your individuality when in your social/reference groups

Diffusion of Responsibility

Social phenomenon which tends to occur in groups of people above a certain critical size when responsibility is in need


The unjust or prejudice treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on the groups of race, age, or sex

Elaboration Likelihood Model

The thought processes of thinking things through before making actions


A slender projection of a nerve cell which conducts nerve impuleses from a synapse to the body of the cell


Change in the cells membrane potential, making it positive, or negative


A neurotransmitter associated with movement, attention, learning and its the brains pleasure and reward system

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