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task structure

the extent to which there is a clear relationship of means to ends in the performance of a task. In a highly structured task, the procedures required to perform the task successfully are known, whereas in an unstructured task, there is uncertainty about how to proceed.

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April 17th 2024

lip pursing

lip pursing

a facial contortion in which the lips protrude in a manner that resembles pouting or a snout. First described (as Schnauzkrampf) by German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828–1899), it is most commonly associated with catatonic schizophrenia.