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epistemic value

the extent to which a theory, model, or cognitive process (e.g., a sense perception or memory) is capable of providing accurate knowledge; also, any specific attribute of a theory or process that is considered to be a sign of its ability to convey such knowledge. For example, falsifiability and empirical grounding are important epistemic values in science; consistency and clarity might be considered epistemic values in relation to memory.

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Psychology term of the day

February 26th 2024



n. a feeling of intense pleasure and elation, including that experienced in some mystical states, during orgasm, with aesthetic reveries, and in drug-induced states. Such extreme euphoria also may occur in the context of a hypomanic episode or a manic episode. —ecstatic adj.


n. the popular name for MDMA.