psychological feature

Definitions of psychological feature

n a feature of the mental life of a living organism

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cognition, knowledge, noesis
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
motivation, motive, need
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
something that happens at a given place and time
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen
group action
action taken by a group of people
brain, head, mind, nous, psyche
that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
an abstract mental location
general knowledge, public knowledge
knowledge that is available to anyone
the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time
ability, power
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
all of the words in a language; all word forms having meaning or grammatical function
lexicon, mental lexicon, vocabulary
a language user's knowledge of words
knowledge of how something is usually done
cognitive factor
something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation, process
(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
process, unconscious process
a mental process that you are not directly aware of
knowledge gained by perceiving
the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
cognitive content, content, mental object
the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
attitude, mental attitude
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
an event that could have occurred but never did
an anticipated event that turns out to be far less significant than was expected
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
an event that happens
social event
an event characteristic of persons forming groups
a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
(chemistry) the nonrandom movement of an atom or radical from one place to another within a molecule
make-up, makeup
an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
a motive for living
rational motive
a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
irrational motive
a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
impulse, urge
an instinctive motive
ethical motive, ethics, morality, morals
motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
mental energy, psychic energy
an actuating force or factor
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abstract entity, abstraction
a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

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