Glossary A

Auditory space is the perception of where sounds are located in space. Auditory space extends around a listener ’s head in all directions, existing wherever there is a sound.
Auditory stream segregation refers to the effect that occurs when a series of tones that differ in pitch or timbre are played so that the tones become perceptually separated into simultaneously occurring independent streams of sound.

Augmentation principle refers to a rule of attribution which states that the perceived role of a cause will be augmented (increased) if other factors are present that would work against the behavior
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to a communication system which supplements, or in some cases, replaces the use of natural speech.

Augmenting Principle  is a term used to refer to the tendency to attach greater importance to a potential cause of Behavior if the Behavior occurs despite the presence of other, inhibitory causes.

Moreover, Augmenting Principle  is  a term used when making attributions , people tend to decide that behavior must be due to a dispositional cause when a person behaves in a manner that is inconsistent with the requirements of the situation.


- Auguste Ambroise Liebeault (1823 to 1904) : Auguste Ambroise Liebeault refers to the founder of the Nancy school of hypnotism.

- Auguste Comte (1798-1857) : Auguste Comte refers to the founder of Positivism and coiner of the term Sociology. He felt that cultures passed through three stages in the way they explained phenomena: the theological, the metaphysical, and the scientific.