By Gary R VandenBos Ed.
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Also called s u b s t i t u t i o n h y p o t h e s i s . Compare COEXIS- TENCE HYPOTHESIS. AGENT. a l p h a b l o c k i n g the suppression of ALPHA a l t e r e d s t a t e o f c o n s c i o u s n e s s (ASC) a state WAVES that occurs upon deviation from a wakeof psychological functioning that is significantly ful but relaxed state, as, for example, when fodifferent from ordinary states of CONSCIOUScusing the eyes on an unexpected stimulus or NESS, being characterized by altered levels of selfperforming an active mental task.
See MESMERISM. a n i m a l m o d e l characteristics or conditions of an animal that are similar to those of humans, thus making the animal suitable for studying human behavior, processes, disorders or diseases, and so forth. lectual or cognitive processes. Emotions are sometimes considered anoetic. 2. describing a level of knowledge or memory in which there is no consciousness of knowing or remembering. Compare AUTONOETIC; NOETIC. —anoesis n. a n o m a l o u s e x p e r i e n c e any of a variety of conscious states, often categorized as ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS, that are uncommon a n i m a l p h o b i a a persistent and irrational fear or that are believed to deviate from the usually of a particular type of animal, such as snakes, accepted explanations of reahty.
A l t e r n a t i v e p s y c h o t h e r a p y any treatment approach not considered to be within the mainstream of psychotherapy. For example, the use of LSD PSYCHOTHERAPY in the 1960s was considered alternative. a l t e r n a t i v e s c h e d u l e o f r e i n f o r c e m e n t in conditioning, a rule that provides for reinforcement of a response according to either a FIXEDRATIO SCHEDULE or a FIXED-INTERVAL SCHEDULE, whichever is satisfied first. a l t e r n a t i v e s e n t e n c i n g the imposition of sanctions other than traditional imprisonment on those convicted of crimes so as to reduce recidivism and help individuals become successful members of society.
Apa Concise Dictionary of Psychology by Gary R VandenBos Ed.