Acronyms

Acronyms, Abbreviations and Terms

A

ABA [abbr] Applied Behavioural Analysis.
AD [abbr] Arrested Development.
AIM [abbr] Assessment of Individual Motivation.
analysis or insight test.
anxiety.
anxiety test.
AMS [abbr] Altered Mental State.
APD [abbr] Avoidance Personality Disorder.
ASPD [abbr] Anti-Social Personality Disorder.
attentional/attention suppression.

B

BM [abbr] Behavioural Modification.
brain plasticity.
blink eye test.

C

CBM [abbr] Cognitive Bias Modification, leading to conformation bias.
circular reasoning (Latin; circulus in probando), paradoxical circular logic supporting the premise of an argument, rather than the conclusion.
CBM [abbr] Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
CPT [abbr] Continuous Performance Test.
creative solution diagnosis scale. Relevance & Effectiveness+Novelty+Elegance+Genesis.
CRT [abbr] Cognitive Research Theory.

D

distraction/distractor suppression.
divergent thinking.
divergent thinking test.

E

EOC [abbr] Escalation of Commitment.

F

fusion effect a merging between actual and perceived memory.

G

GS [abbr] group socialisation.

H

heuristics referring to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that give a solution.

I

innovative thinking.
intuition fundamentally based on patten recognition.

J

journey method.

L

lateral thinking. 

M

mere exposure or mere exposure effect.
mind set.
mnemonics.
mnemonic techniques.

P

PAOS [abbr] Person Action Object System
pareidolia the psychological phenomenon, involving an image or sound being perceived as something other, such as the image of a human face or recognisable sound – usually causing a stimulus.
patten recognition.
perception.
plasticity.

R

recognition neuroscience.

S

SA [abbr] Separation Anxiety.
signalling theory.

T

torrents drawing test.

V

VSR [abbr] Visual Sampling Rate.
visual attentional suppression.
visualisation

W

what’s this test.