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Psychology Glossary: L Index

These are brief definitions of psychology terms beginning with L. Click on the term for a more detailed definition.
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Laissez-Faire Leadership Definition
Laissez-faire leadership, also known as delegative leadership, is a type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group members to make the decisions...

Latent Content Definition
According to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, the latent content of a dream is the hidden psychological meaning of the dream...

Latent Period Definition
The latent period is a stage of psychosexual development during which the libido is suppressed.

Law of Effect Definition
According to the law of effect, responses followed by satisfaction are more likely to reoccur in the future.

Learned Helplessness Definition
Learned helplessness happens when people or animals become conditioned to believed that a situation is unchangeable or inescapable.

Learning Definition
Learning is a lasting change in behavior that results from experience.

Learning Style Inventory Definition
A learning style inventory can be used to help students learn more about their individual learning preferences. There are several popular inventories as well as many different informal assessments.

Libido Definition
A term used by in psychoanalytic theory to describe the energy created by the survival and sexual instincts...

Likert Scale Definition
Likert scales are often used in psychology questionnaires and typically involve offering a response that ranges from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

Limbic System Definition
The limbic system is an important group of structures associated with drives and memory.

Long-Term Memory Definition
Long-term memory refers to the continuing storage of information. Learn more about the duration and types of long-term memory...

Longitudinal Research Definition
Longitudinal research involves conducting a study over a period of time, sometimes for months or even years.

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