Glossary M

A Manic-Depression consists of alternating moods of abnormal highs (mania) and lows (depression). Called bipolar disease because of the swings between these opposing poles in mood. 

Manifest content is what actually happens during a dream; what a dream appears to be about.


In Freud's theory, Manifest content refers to the surface or remembered meaning of a dream.

Manifest dream is a term used in Freud's theory that refers to the surface or reported meaning of a dream.

Manifest dream content is the surface/ "visible" content of a dream; dream images as they are remembered by the dreamer.

Manipulated independent variable refers to an independent variable for which participants have been randomly assigned to an experimental group .

Manipulation is defined as the alteration of a variable by an experimenter in expectation that the alteration will result in a change in the dependent variable . In an experiment , identifying the specific values of the independent variable to be examined and then creating treatment conditions corresponding to each of these values.

Manipulation check is a term used in an experiment which refers to an additional measure used to assess how the participants perceived and interpreted the manipulation and/or to assess the direct effect of the manipulation.
Manner of articulation is how the airflow is obstructed as a consonantis produced; how a speech sound is articulated, for example, stop, fricative , and so on,.

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