social psychologist, focusing on interpersonal relationships and
attribution theory – how individuals ‘attribute’ causes to events,
for instance a “situational”
evolutionary psychology, the concept that individuals help those who
are close relatives, because it fosters the transmission of their
a term used to describe the response and feedback from
movement sensations in the muscles or joints.
kinship (family) studies:
research that examines
traits or behaviours between individuals who share differing degrees
Klinefelter’s syndrome: see XXV syndrome.
knowledge: the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.
Kobasa: (1979): examined resistance to stress, in particular “hardiness” to stress, characterised by commitment, control and challenge.
Korsakoff’s syndrome: a type of amnesiacommonly found in chronic alcoholics, caused by a lack of Vitamin D (thiamine).
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