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Psychology Glossary: B Index

These are brief definitions of psychology terms beginning with B. Click on the term for a more detailed definition.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Barbiturates Definition
Barbiturates are a class of drugs derived from barbituric acids that act as depressants to the central nervous system...

Basal Ganglia Definition
The basal ganglia are a cluster of cells around the thalamus that are important in the control of movement...

Basic Research Definition
Basic research is focused on increasing our knowledge of different topics within science.

Behavior Analysis Definition
Behavior analysis is a school of psychology based upon the foundations and principles of behaviorism...

Behaviorism Definition
A term referring to the school of psychology founded by John Wastson based on the belief that behaviors can be measured, trained, and changed...

Benzodiazepines Definition
Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as central nervous system depressants...

Biofeedback Definition
Biofeedback is a technique that can be used to treat stress problems. Learn more about how biofeedback works and how it can be used to treat chronic stress.

Biological Perspective Definition
The biological perspective involves looking at psychological issues from a biological standpoint.

Biological Preparedness Definition
Biological preparedness suggests that humans an animals are inherently primed to form certain associations.

Biopsychology Definition
Biopsychology is the branch of psychology that analyzes how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings...

Blind Spot Definition
The blind spot is the location on the retina known as the optic disk where the optic nerve fiber exit the back of the eye. Because there are no cones or rods at this point on the retina, there is a very small gap in the visual field...

Borderline Personality Disorder Definition
Borderline personality disorder is a personality disorder characterized by poor self identity and intense episodes of depression, anxiety and irritability.

Brain Stem Definition
The brain stem includes the pons, medulla and reticular formation...

Bystander Effect Definition
The term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to...

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