Glossary A

Accelerant Detection Canines refer to dogs that can detect accelerants by scent

Accelerants are materials that speed up the progress of a fire.

Acceleration is the rate of change in velocity. Acceleration also refers to the brain experiencing a significant physical force that propels it quickly, from stationary to moving.

Accelerometer refers to a device used to measure the rate of change in velocity over a specific period of time. It measures the rate or "speed" of the tremor cycle.

Acceptance, in spirituality, mindfulness, and human psychology, usually refers to the experience of a situation without an intention to change that situation.

Acceptance and commitment therapy are behavioral techniques which are combined with a focus on clients’ use of language to reduce distress. The focus is on accepting a feeling , event, or situation rather than avoiding it. Therapists help clients/patients commit to behaviors that fits with their values.

Acceptance stage is a term used in industrial and organizational psychology that refers to the fourth and final stage of emotional reaction to downsizing, in which employees accept that lay-offs will occur and are ready to take steps to secure their future.

Acceptance/Responsiveness is a dimension of parenting that describes the amount of responsiveness and affection that a parent displays toward a child.