The Unique Dialect of Prison Slang

All cultures and subcultures have their own unique phrases and meanings in their various dialects. Nearly all languages contain an abundance of informal phrases or slang terms, which are often used with such regularity that they have evolved into a standard form of communication. Inmates in different correctional facilities have also developed and incorporated an abundance of prison slang terms into their everyday communication. Prison slang is unique because it…

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Definition of Feature Matching Theories

Definition of Feature Matching Theories Feature Matching Theories the definition of feature matching theories suggest that we attempt to match features of a pattern to features stored in memory.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Feature Integration Theory

Definition of Feature Integration Theory Feature Integration Theory The definition of feature integration theory explains the relative ease of conducting feature searches and the relative difficulty of conducting conjunction searches.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Fallacy

Definition of Fallacy Fallacy The definition of fallacy refers to erroneous reasoning. A fallacy can also refer to the invalid reasoning for the construction of an argument.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.            

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Definition of Factory Analysis in Psychology

Definition of Factory Analysis in Psychology Factory Analysis The definition of factory analysis in psychology refers to a statistical method for separating a construct into a number of hypothetical factors or traits that the researchers believe form the basis of individual differences in test performance.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Explicit Memory

Definition of Explicit Memory Explicit Memory The definition of explicit memory refers to when participants engage in conscious recollection.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Expert Systems

Definition of Expert Systems Expert Systems The definition of expert systems refers to computer programs that can perform the way an expert does in a fairly specific domain.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Expertise in Psychology

Definition of Expertise in Psychology Expertise The definition of expertise in psychology refers to superior skills or achievement reflecting a well developed and well-organized knowledge base.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.              

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Definition of Exemplars

Definition of Exemplars Exemplars The definition of exemplars refers to the typical representatives of a category.   References Sternberg, R. Sternberg, K & Mio, J. (2012). Attention. Cognitive Psychology (6t ed.). Mason, Ohio: Cengage.            

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