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Impaired affective assignment refers to a failure to link the appropriate emotional meaning to both internal and external stimuli. Impaired affective assignment is considered a key deficit of Autism .

Impairment means physical damage or deterioration. Impairment also refers to any limitation or loss of physiological, psychological or anatomical function on a long-term or permanent basis.

Impetuous characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion ; impulsive and passionate; having or marked by violent force.

Implantation is the step in which the zygote burrows into the uterine wall and establishes connections with a woman’s blood vessels; the burrowing of the blastocyst into the lining of the uterus.
Implementation is the third phase in Super’s Theory of career development , in which individuals actually enter the workforce.

Implicit may be defined as: 1. Implied or understood though not directly expressed. 2. Contained in the nature of something though not readily apparent.

- Implicit Association Test (IAT) : Implicit Association Test or IAT refers to a reaction time procedure that provides a measure of implicit attitudes . Participants sort targets into a "good" category or a "bad" category, and the speed at which the sorting is completed is taken as a measurement of one’s implicit attitude toward the object.

Implicit attitudes refer to attitudes that are outside conscious Awareness and control. Implicit attitudes are automatic and non-conscious evaluative responses to a target which may occur without awareness.

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