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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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APPENDIXA

Glossary

affective disorders    A family of illnesses in which the primary symptom is a disturbance of mood; also called mood disorders.

alienist    A specialist who treated mental and nervous disorders before the science of psychology was developed.

amnesia    The partial or complete loss of memory; psychologically based amnesia can be triggered by a traumatic event; memory almost always returns after a few days.

anorexia nervosa    A pattern of self-starvation that occurs primarily in young girls in Western cultures from middle and upper socioeconomic classes.

appetizer effect    Hunger that is stimulated by external stimuli, such as the smell or sight of food or food advertisements.

archetype    In Jungian theory, a universal symbol ...

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