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emergentism

n. the view that complex phenomena and processes have emergent properties that arise from interactions of the more basic processes that underlie them but cannot be deduced or explained from the nature and logic of these processes. Compare reductionism.

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amotivational syndrome

amotivational syndrome

a behavior pattern characterized by loss of drive and initiative. It is commonly seen in schizophrenia. The pattern is also believed to be associated with cannabis abuse, based on anecdotal observations of the lifestyles of chronic cannabis users in various cultures around the world. There is, however, little empirical support for this association. See anhedonia.