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Updated: Aug 7, 2021



These are the definitions of words that are in bold in each article! Most terms are explained within the text but these were the ones that perhaps weren't explained in detail.


Cognitive distortion: a habitual way of thinking that is often inaccurate and negatively biased.


Cognitive thinking: mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehending information


Dissonance: having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes (especially related to behavioural decisions or attitude change)


Instant gratification: this term refers to the temptation and tendency for people to focus on obtaining a more immediate benefit with less rewards instead of pushing for a future benefit.


Self-regulation: the ability to understand and manage your behaviour and reactions to external stimuli.


Synapses: the site of transmission of electric nerve impulses between two nerve cells (neurons)


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