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Psychology Glossary: G Index
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Gate Control Theory Definition
The gate control theory of pain suggests that the spinal cord contains a neurological 'gate' that controls pain signals to the brain.
Gender is a person's sexual identity, regardless of the person's biological and outward sex...
Gender Schema Theory Definition
Gender schema theory proposes that children learn about about gender roles from their surrounding culture.
General Intelligence Definition
General intelligence, also known as the g factor, refers to a person's underlying intelligence that influences performance on tests of mental abilities.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Definition
Generalized anxiety disorder involves excessive worrying that does not have a specific cause.
Genital Stage Definition
The genital stage is the last stage in Freud's theory of psychosexual development.
Germinal Stage Definition
The germinal stage of prenatal development begins shortly after conception. Learn more about what happens during this period.
Gestalt Psychology Definition
Gestalt psychology is a school of thought that looks at the human mind and behavior as a whole...
Glial Cells Definition
Glial cells are non-neural cells that perform ?housekeeper? functions such as clearing out debris and excess materials...
Group Therapy Definition
Group therapy is a type of treatment that involves conducting psychotherapy sessions with more than one client at a time...
People often strive for consensus in groups, a phenomenon known as groupthink. Learn more about groupthink and how it impacts human behavior.