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Flashcards - Human Development Issues

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genetic
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms
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classical conditioning
Classical conditioning refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus is paired with a previously neutral stimulus
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anxiety disorder
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear
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osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone
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social isolation
Social isolation refers to a self-imposed state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society
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serotonin
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter
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mood
A mood is an emotional state
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depression
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being
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self-efficacy
Self-efficacy, also referred as personal efficacy, is the extent or strength of one's belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
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assessment
A test or examination is an assessment intended to measure a test-taker's knowledge, skill, aptitude, physical fitness, or classification in many other topics
self-efficacy
Self-efficacy, also referred as personal efficacy, is the extent or strength of one's belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals
depression
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being
mood
A mood is an emotional state
serotonin
Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter
social isolation
Social isolation refers to a self-imposed state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society
osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone
anxiety disorder
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear
classical conditioning
Classical conditioning refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus is paired with a previously neutral stimulus
genetic
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms
classification
Classification is a general process related to categorization, the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood
distracted
Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from the desired area of focus and thereby blocking or diminishing the reception of desired information
hippocampus
The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other vertebrates
manic
Mania is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect
thalamus
The thalamus is a midline symmetrical structure of two halves, within the vertebrate brain, situated between the cerebral cortex and the midbrain
amygdala
The amygdalae are two almond-shaped groups of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain in complex vertebrates, including humans
compulsions
Compulsive behavior is defined as performing an act persistently and repetitively without it necessarily leading to an actual reward or pleasure
phobia
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation
norepinephrine
Norepinephrine , also called noradrenaline or noradrenalin, is an organic chemical in the catecholamine family that functions in the human brain and body as a hormone and neurotransmitter
generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry, that is, apprehensive expectation about events or activities

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