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Authentic assessment refers to evaluation based on real performance, rather than test performance, showing mastery of a task

Authentic dissent a technique of improving the quality of Group decisions in which one or more Group members actively disagree with the group's initial preference without being assigned this

Authenticity (Erikson) Ritualization characterizing the third stage of development. This involves playful role authenticity (May)

Author refers to the person or persons responsible for a technical paper; a literature search via an author's name can be profitable source of additional references

Author note refers to the section of a research report that provides details about the authors.

Authoritarian is a style of parent-centered parenting characterized by the belief in and enforcement of unquestioning obedience to authority. Authoritarian is a child-rearing style in which parents demand submission and obedience from their children but are not very communicative and warm.

Authoritarian instruction refers to a restrictive style of instruction in which the teacher makes absolute demands and uses threats or force, that is "if necessary" to ensure that students comply

Authoritarian parenting is parenting style where parents show high levels of control and low levels of warmth toward their children. It is a restrictive pattern of parenting in which adults set many rules for their children, expect strict obedience , and rely on power rather than reason to elicit compliance