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victim

n.

1. an individual who is the target of another person’s violent, discriminatory, harassing, or assaultive behaviors.

2. an individual who has experienced an accident or natural disaster. See victimization.

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June 19th 2024

picture superiority effect

picture superiority effect

the tendency for a picture or drawing to be remembered better than the name of the pictured object. For example, people are more likely to remember “dog” if they see a drawing of a dog than if they see the word dog.