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Intuitive scientists refer to untrained scientists who try to make causal judgments in a rational, scientific manner

Intuitive thought refers to thinking that makes little or no use of reasoning and logic. Intuitive thought is Piaget’s term for reasoning that is dominated by appearances (or perceptual characteristics of objects and events) rather than by rational thought processe

Intuitive versus instrumental grieving refers to Martin and Doka's terms used to contrast two (2) extremes in a spectrum of grieving styles; (1) Intuitive emphasizes experiencing and expressing emotion , and (2) Instrumental focuses on practical matters and problem solving; formerly, these might have been contrasted as “feminine” (or “conventional”) versus “masculine” styles, but the point to note is that this is essentially a matter of style, not gender .

Invariance hypothesis refers to the theory that holds that the left hemisphere of the brain has the adult specialization for language from birth.

Invariant developmental sequence refers to a series of developments that occur in one particular order because each development in the sequence is a prerequisite for the next.

Invariant prescription refers to a single directive given to parents, designed to create clear boundaries between parents and children.

inverse agonist is a term in Neuroscience which refers to a chemical substance that produces effects opposite those of a particular neurotransmitter.

Inverse projection problem is the idea that a particular image on the retina could have been caused by an infinite number of different objects. Thus, the retinal image does not unambiguously specify a stimulus.

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