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mental
Psychology is the study of __________ life. = relating to the mind and thinking
actively
He was ___________ participating in the discussion. = involved in an activity and doing a lot
passive
Learning is not a ____________ process. = being present but not doing anything.
store
Psychologists look at how people ___________ their memories. = to put things away and keep them until you need them
retrieve
If you learn something but can't ___________ it, it is not very useful. = to get something that you have stored
perception
Psychologists study human ____________. = the way that you notice things with your senses of sight, hearing etc
forgetfulness
______________ is often a problem as people get older. = not remembering things.
memorize
She needs to ____________ a lot of vocabulary words. = actively try to remember something.
clinical
He is a __________ psychologist. = relating to treating or testing people who have mental problems or are mentally ill
developmental
She is studying ____________ psychology. = how people grow and change over their life
cognitive
He is taking a class in ___________ psychology. = related to the process of knowing, understanding, and learning something
social
They are doing an experiment for their __________ psychology class. = when people meet, interact, and affect each other
metacognition
They learned about ___________. = awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes (i.e. thinking about how you think)
attention
Paying __________ is an important part of learning. = when you carefully listen to, look at, or think about someone or something
memory
She has a good __________. = someone's ability to remember things, places, experiences etc
creativity
Psychologists study ____________. = the ability to use your imagination to produce new ideas, make things etc
working memory
People can hold information in their __________ for a very short time. = the part of your brain that lets you remember things for a short time (2 words)
long-term memory
Practicing something can help move it into __________. = when you can remember something for a long time. (2 words)
chunking
It is easier to remember a long number by __________ it into groups. Ex. 732990176 = 730-990-176
memorable
It was a _________ experience. = very good, enjoyable, or unusual, and worth remembering
forgettable
It was a completely _________ movie. = not very interesting or good, so people don't remember it
unconsciously
He was shaking his leg ____________. = without noticing or thinking about it; not intentionally
decade
They studied one group of people for over a __________. = ten years
logical
People are not always __________. = using a thinking process in which facts and ideas are connected in a correct way
manipulate
In the experiment, people have to __________ numbers quickly. = to work skilfully with information, systems etc to achieve the result that you want
releases
The brain __________ chemicals that make you feel good when you are learning something new. = to let a substance flow out
retain
It is hard for him to _________ facts. = keep in your memory for a long time
fade away
Some memories __________ over time. = to gradually disappear over time. (2 words)
recall
I wasn't able to _________ his name. = remember a specific thing
forgetful
He is very _________. = often doesn't remember things
it turned out
They worked with many people and _________ that nobody could pass the test. = a surprising result (3-word idiom)
reward
The parents tried to ________ him for good grades, but it didn't work well. = to give money or gifts for doing something
theories
There are many ________ about what helps people learn. = an ideas that explain how or why something happens
capabilities
Different mental ________________ are found in specific locations in the brain. = an ability to do a specific thing or function.
categorize
They tried to _________ the different types of people. = to put people or things into groups according to the type of person or thing they are
distinct
There were 3 _________ groups. = clearly different or belonging to a different type
consists of
The group ________ of people from many different countries. = a formal word that means 'has' (usually goes with 'of')
myths
There are many ________ about learning. = ideas or stories that many people believe, but which is not true
hinder
When people have too much pressure, it can _______ their learning. = to make it difficult for something to develop or succeed; the opposite of help
prior
People learn new things by connecting them to their ________ knowledge. = something that was already there before
mature
As people ___________, they are often able to control their feelings better. = get older
experiment
They had to design an __________ for their psychology class. = a a kind scientific test done to see what happens in a certain condition
behavior
They tried to reward good ___________. = the things that a person or animal does
results
The _________ of the experiment were very surprising. = the answers or information you get after doing an experiment or research
awareness
He had no _________ of his strange behavior. = the ability to notice something using your senses; know something is happening
attitude
It is important to have a positive ________ in order to be a good learner. = the opinions and feelings that you usually have about something
internalize
Practicing something a lot can help you ________ it. = when you make an idea or skill a part of yourself
clarify
They asked some questions to ________ the ideas. = to make something clearer or easier to understand
observing
Children often learn by carefully ___________ others. = watching and trying to understand something
figure out
She finally ______ the math problem. = to finally understand something after thinking about it for a while
interaction
Social psychologists study how __________ with others affects behavior and attitudes. = when people communicate, play, work, etc with each other.
anxiety
__________ can have a negative effect on learning. = the feeling of being very worried about something
curiosity
__________ is an important part of being a good learner. = wanting to know or learn about something
influence
Social psychologists look at how a situation can _________ people's behavior. = the power to indirectly affect the way someone or something
notice
He didn't _________ that she came into the room. = to see, hear, feel something and think that it is there.
realized
Yesterday, after the test, he ________ that he had made a silly mistake. = suddenly understand
measure
Sometimes it is hard to _________ how well a person has learned something. = to find the size, length, or amount of something
therapy
Clinical psychologists sometimes do _________ with patients to help them. = to help someone with mental problems by talking to them over a long time about their feelings
disabilities
Some children have learning _________. = a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for someone do or learn something
dyslexia
She has ________ = a condition that makes it difficult for someone to read and spell
effort
Children learn language without a lot of ________. = the physical or mental energy that is needed to do something; trying hard
repetition
Learning a new skill requires a lot of __________. = doing the same thing over and over
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