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Absorption refers to the ability to become highly involved in sensory and imaginative experiences. Likewise, Absroption refers to the devotion of thought to one object and activity with inattention to others.

Absorption spectrum refers to a plot of the amount of light absorbed by a visual pigment versus the wavelength of light.

Abstinence when the Psychoanalysts refrain from psychologically participating in clients' expressions of feelings , wishes, and fan

- Abstinence syndrome : Abstinence syndrome refers to a characteristic cluster of symptoms that results from a sudden decrease in the level of usage of a

Abstinence violation effect refers to the guilt and perceived loss of control that a person feels whenever he or she slips and finds himself or herself returning to drug use after an extended period of abstinence.

- abstinence violation effect : abstinence violation effect refers to what happens when a person attempting to abstain from alcohol use ingests alcohol and then endures conflict and guilt by making an internal attribution to explain why he or she drank, thereby making him or her more likely to continue drinking in order to cope with the self -blame and guilt

Abstinence-only (sex education) programs refer to programs that promote sexual abstinence until marriage as the sole means of preventing pregnancy and exposure to sexually transmitted diseases.

Abstinence-only programs refer to Sexuality education programs that emphasize Abstinence from all sexual behaviors; no information about Contraception or disease Prevention is provide

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