Glossary N

Negation (inversion) is a form of Piagetian reversibility such that any operation can always be negated, or inverted.
Negative affectivity refers to a persistent negative mood evidenced by nervousness, sadness, anger, and guilt.
Negative after-potential refers to a drop in electrical charge below the resting potential.

Negative afterimage is opposite in brightness and complementary in color to the visual stimulus. Contrast with Positive afterimage
Negative attitude change (Boomerang effect) means doing exactly the opposite of what one is being persuaded to do
Negative Automatic Thoughts are depressing thoughts that come to mind effortlessly in depressed patients.

Negative cognitive schemata are stable structures in memory that guide information processing , including self -critical beliefs and attitudes, in a way that is consistent with the negative self-image of the subject. Even in the face of contradictory evidence, these cognitive schemata are rigid and resistant to change even in the face of contradictory evidence.

Negative cognitive shift refers to a state in which individuals ignore positive information relative to themselves and focus on negative information about themselves.

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