Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

introject
(psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
 
aviation
the art of operating aircraft
 
Amsler grid
a pattern of small boxes that is used for self-monitoring by patients who have age-related macular degeneration
 
total depravity
the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin
 
self-analysis
a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
 
brain science
the branch of neuroscience concerned with the brain
 
brightness constancy
the tendency for a visual object to be perceived as having the same brightness under widely different conditions of illumination
 
one-way street
unilateral interaction
 
parametric statistic
any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution
 
rating system
a system of classifying according to quality or merit or amount
 
forbidden fruit
originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality)
 
allurement
attractiveness
 
genius
a natural talent
 
education
knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
 
minor axis
the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
 
pluralism
the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements
 
social psychology
the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole
 
futuristics
the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions
 
universalism
the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved
 
groundwork
the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
 
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