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n N N -methyl-D-aspartate N =1 design n-Ach n-Aff n-Int N-of-1 design n-Pow N/OFQ N1 component NA NAB nabilone nAchR nadle NAEP Nafe pattern theory Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) naikan nail biting naive analysis of action naive hedonism naive observer naive participant naive personality theories naive psychology naive realism Nalline test nalmefene nalorphine naloxone naltrexone name-of-the-father NAMI naming naming explosion naming task nanometer nanosomia body type Narcan narcissism narcissistic character narcissistic object choice narcissistic personality narcissistic personality disorder Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) narcissistic transference narcissistic type narcoanalysis narcolepsy narcolepsy–cataplexy syndrome narcomania narcosynthesis narcotherapy narcotic narcotic agonist narcotic analgesic narcotic antagonist narcotic dependence narcotic stupor Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Nardil NARHC narrative analysis narrative method narrative psychology narrative theory narrative therapy narrotophilia NAS NASA Task Load Index (NASA TLX) nasal nasal cavity nasopharynx NASPSPA NASW natality National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) national character National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association (NCFSFA) National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) National Labor Relations Act National Mental Health Association (NMHA) National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA) National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology National Research Council National Science Foundation (NSF) nationalism native Native American native speaker nativism nativistic theory natural category natural child natural childbirth natural consequences natural experiment natural family planning natural fertility natural group natural high natural killer cell (NK cell) natural language natural language category natural law natural law theory natural monism natural reinforcer natural selection natural work module natural work team naturalism naturalist intelligence naturalistic environment naturalistic fallacy naturalistic observation nature nature–nurture naturopathy Naturwissenschaftliche Psychologie nausea gravidarum nauseous nautilus eye Navane navigation nay-saying NBAS NCFSFA NCLB NCQA NE near miss near point near point of convergence near-death experience (NDE) nearsightedness necessary condition neck–eye reflex Necker cube necro- (necr-) necromancy necromania necrophilia necrophilic fantasies necrophobia necrosis NEDA need need arousal need for achievement (n-Ach) need for affect need for affection need for affiliation (n-Aff) need for closure need for cognition need for control need for intimacy (n-Int) need for power (n-Pow) need reduction need to belong need to evaluate need-hierarchy theory need–fear dilemma need–press theory needle exchange program needs assessment nefazodone negation negative negative acceleration negative adaptation negative affect Negative Affect Scale negative affect syndrome negative afterimage negative afterpotential negative attitude negative conditioned stimulus negative contingency negative contrast negative correlation negative discriminative stimulus negative emotion negative eugenics negative exercise addiction negative feedback negative hallucination negative imagery negative incentive negative induction negative priming negative punishment negative recency negative reference group negative reinforcement negative relationship negative response negative schizophrenia negative self-talk negative skew negative stereotype negative suggestion negative symptom negative transfer negative transference negative triad negative tropism negative-state-relief model negativism negativistic personality disorder negativistic response negativity bias neglect neglect dyslexia neglected child negligence negligent hiring negotiation neighborhood control Neil v. Biggers Nelson–Denny Reading Test Nembutal NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI) neo-Darwinism neo-Freudian neo-Malthusian neobehaviorism neocerebellum neocortex neodissociation theory neolalia neolocal neologism neologistic jargon neomammalian brain neonatal Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) neonatal drug dependency syndrome neonatal imitation neonatal period neonate neonaticide neonativism neopallium neophasia neophenomenology neophilia neophobia neoplasm Neoplatonism neostigmine neostriatum neoteny nephrogenic diabetes insipidus nepiophilia Nernst equation nerve nerve block nerve cell nerve deafness nerve ending nerve fiber nerve growth factor (NGF) nerve impulse nerve of Wrisberg nerve pathway nerve root nerve tissue nerve tract nerve trunk nerve–muscle preparation nervios nervous nervous breakdown nervous exhaustion nervous habit nervous impulse nervous prostration nervous system nervous tissue nervousness nervus terminalis NES nest building nested design nested model nesting network network analysis network effect network sampling network therapy network-analysis evaluation network-memory model networking Neudexta neur- neural neural arc neural axis neural chain neural circuit neural coding neural conduction neural constructivism neural correlate neural crest neural Darwinism neural facilitation neural fibril neural folds neural groove neural impulse neural induction neural integration neural irritability neural network neural parenchyma neural pathway neural plasticity neural plate neural progenitor cell (NPC) neural quantum theory neural receptor neural regeneration neural reinforcement neural representation neural reserve neural retina neural satiation neural set neural stem cell neural substrate neural synchrony neural transmission neural tube neuralgia neurasthenia neuraxis neurite neuritic plaque neuritis neuro- (neur-) neuroanatomy neurobiofeedback neurobiology neurobiotaxis neuroblast neuroblastoma neurochemistry neurocognition neurocontrol neurocrine neurodegenerative disease neurodermatitis neurodevelopmental hypothesis neurodidactics neuroeconomics neuroeducation neuroeffector junction neuroeffector transmission neuroendocrinology neuroethics neuroethology neurofeedback neurofibril neurofibrillary tangles neurofibroma neurofibromatosis neurofilament neurogenesis neurogenic neurogenic communication disorder neuroglia neuroglioma neurogram neurohormone neurohypophysis neuroimaging neurokinin neurolaw neuroleptic neuroleptic malignant syndrome neuroleptic syndrome neurolinguistic programming (NLP) neurolinguistics neurological amnesia neurological evaluation Neurological Evaluation Scale (NES) neurological impairment neurology neuromarketing neuromatrix theory neuromodulator neuromuscular disorder neuromuscular junction neuromuscular system neuromyopathy neuron (neurone) neuron doctrine neuronal cell death neuronal differentiation neuronal group selection neuronal regeneration neuronal transmission neurone Neurontin neuroparalytic ophthalmia neuropathic pain neuropathology neuropathy neuropedagogy neuropeptide neuropeptide Y neuropharmacology neurophysiology neuropil neuroplasticity neuroprotective neuropsychological assessment Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB) neuropsychological test neuropsychology neuroreceptor neuroregulator neuroscience neurosecretion neurosecretory cell neurosignature neurosis neurosurgery neurosyphilis neurotensin (NT) neurotherapy neurotic anxiety neurotic character neurotic conflict neurotic depression neurotic inventory neurotic need neurotic solution neurotic trend neuroticism neurotoxicology neurotoxin neurotransmission neurotransmitter neurotransmitter receptor neurotrophin neurulation neutral color neutral monism neutral point neutral stimulus neutrality neutralization neutralizer Nevo syndrome New Age therapy new-look theory Newman–Keuls multiple comparison test Newton’s law of color mixture Newtonian view nexus Neyman–Pearson theory NGF NGRI NGT NGU NH NHIS NHST niacin nicotine nicotine dependence nicotine withdrawal nicotinic acid nicotinic acid deficiency nicotinic receptor (nAchR) nictitating membrane NIDDM Niemann–Pick disease night blindness night hospital night terror night-eating syndrome nightmare nightmare disorder nightmare-death syndrome nigrostriatal tract nihilism nilutamide NIMH ninth cranial nerve nirvana nirvana principle Nissl bodies Nissl method nisus Nitoman nitrazepam nitric oxide nitrous oxide Nizoral NK cell NLD NLP nm NMDA NMDA receptor NMHA NMR NNAT No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) no excuse no-suicide contract no-treatment control group noble savage nocebo nociceptin nociception nociceptive reflex nociceptor noctambulation nocti- (noct-) noctiphilia (noctophilia) nocturia nocturnal nocturnal emission nocturnal enuresis nocturnal myoclonus nodal behavior nodal point node node of Ranvier noëgenesis noesis noetic noise noise abatement noise dose noise effects noise pollution noise-induced hearing loss nomadism nomifensine nominal nominal aphasia nominal classification nominal data nominal group nominal group technique (NGT) nominal leader nominal realism nominal scale nominal stimulus nominal variable nominalism nominative nominative self nomological network nomological validity nomology nomothetic nomothetic score non compos mentis non sequitur non-Duchenne smile non-REM sleep non-Western therapies non-zero-sum game nonaccidental properties nonactional verb nonadaptive trait nonadditive nonadherence nonaggressive society nonassociative learning nonattitude noncardiac chest pain noncentral distribution noncentrality parameter noncommunicating hydrocephalus noncompetitive noncompliance nonconformity nonconscious nonconscious processes noncontingent reinforcement nondeclarative memory nondecremental conduction nondemand pleasuring nondirected discussion method nondirectional hypothesis nondirectional test nondirective approach nondirective counseling nondirective interview nondirective play therapy nondirective teaching model nondirective therapy nondiscriminated avoidance nondisjunction nonepileptic seizure (NES) nonequivalent-groups design nonexperimental nonexperimental research nonfluency nonfluent aphasia nongenetic inheritance nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) nongraded school noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) nonintentional learning noninvasive nonjudgmental approach nonlanguage test nonlinear nonlinear model nonlinear regression nonlinear relationship nonlinear transformation nonliterate nonmetric nonmonotonic logic nonnormative nonnutritive sucking nonoffspring nursing nonovert appeal nonparametric nonparametric regression nonparametric statistics nonparametric test nonprescription drug nonprimary motor cortex nonprimary sensory area nonprobability sampling nonrandomized clinical trial nonrandomized design nonrapid-eye-movement sleep nonrational nonreactive measure nonreassuring fetal status nonrecursive model nonregulatory drive nonresponse nonresponse rate nonreversal shift nonsedating antihistamine nonsense figure nonsense syllable nonshared environment nonsignificant nonspecific effect nonspecific urethritis (NSU) nonspecificity theory nonspectral hue nonstate theories of hypnosis nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug nonstriate visual cortex nonsyphilitic interstitial keratitis nontraditional education nontraditional marriage nonulcer dyspepsia nonverbal ability nonverbal auditory agnosia nonverbal auditory perception test nonverbal behavior nonverbal communication (NVC) nonverbal intelligence nonverbal leakage nonverbal learning nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) nonverbal reinforcement nonverbal test nonverbal vocabulary test noology Noonan syndrome nootropic noradrenergic noradrenergic receptor norepinephrine (NE) Norflex norm norm group norm of reaction norm-referenced test normal normal distribution normal random variable normal saline normal science normal score normal variable normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) normality normalization principle normalize Norman and Shallice model normative normative crisis normative ethics normative influence normative male alexithymia normative research normative scale normative science normative social influence normative-reeducative strategy normosplanchnic type normotensive normotype Norpramin Norrie disease North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Northern blot nortriptyline NOS nose noso- (nos-) nosocomial nosogenesis nosological approach nosology nosomania nostalgia not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) not me not otherwise specified (NOS) not significant nothingness Nothnagel’s acroparesthesia noumenon nous novel antipsychotic novelty novelty preference task novelty seeking noxious stimulus NPC NPDB NPH NPI NPTA NREM sleep NSAID NSF NST NSU nubile nuchal rigidity nuclear complex nuclear envelope nuclear family nuclear imaging nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) nuclear schizophrenia Nuclear Surety Personnel Reliability Program nuclear warfare nuclei nucleic acid nucleolus nucleoplasm nucleotide nucleus nucleus accumbens nucleus basalis magnocellularis nucleus cuneatus nucleus gracilis nucleus of the raphe nucleus of the solitary tract (NST) nuisance parameter nuisance variable null distribution null finding null hypothesis null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) null result null set number number factor number-completion test numbsense numerical ability (N) numerical competence numerical variable numerology numerosity perception Nuremberg code nurse practitioner nurse’s aide nursery school nursing nursing home nurturance nurture nutmeg nutrient nutritional disorder Nuvigil nux vomica NVC NVD nyakwana nyctalopia nyctophilia nympholepsy nymphomania nystagmus

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December 3rd 2023

environmental determinism

environmental determinism

the view that psychological and behavioral characteristics are largely or completely the result of environmental conditions. Biological factors are considered to be of minor importance, exerting little if any influence. Compare biological determinism; genetic determinism. See determinism; nature–nurture.