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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.

Access audit refers to a survey of a part of the built environment in Order to identify the Barriers that may prevent disabled people having full access, and the recommended solution

Accessibility refers to the extent to which schemas and concepts are at the forefront of people’s minds and are therefore likely to be used when making judgments about the social world.

- Accessibility (in memory ) : Accessibility (in memory) refer to memories currently stored in a person's memory, which can be retrieved when necessary and are both available and accessible.
Accessible population refers to the easily available segment of a target population. Researchers typically select their samples from this type of population.

Accessory motion refers to the actual change in relationship between the articular surface of one bone relative to another, characterized as roll, spin, and glide.