Glossary C

Cannon–Bard Theory was the opposite of James–Lange theory. Walter Cannon , and later Philip Bard, argued the conscious emotional experience can be divorced from bodily sensation or expression. Although today most scientists agree that there is a correspondence between cognitive experience of emotion and sensory experience, types of emotion, emotional intensity, and individual variation appear to vary considerably. Cannon-Bard theory states that activity in the thalamus causes emotional feelings and bodily arousal to occur simultaneously. (See Cannon-Bard Theory of Emotion)

- Cannon–Bard theory of emotion : Cannon–Bard theory of emotion refers to a theory stating that an “emotional stimulus produces two co-occurring reactions: arousal “and experience of emotion which do not cause each other.

Cannula refers to a tube, used in an abortion procedure, through which the uterine contents are emptied.

Canonical babbling refers to a reduplicated series of the same consonant-vowel combination in clear syllables, such as da-da. See also Reduplicated babbling.

Canonical form refers to a whole-word sound pattern that young children sometimes use as a basis for pronouncing new words.
Canvass means interviewing a large number of potential witnesses.

Capacity refers to the sum total of cognitive resources available at any given time.

Capacity for change refers to the Active phase of self -regulation; willpower.