Glossary S

Sarcomeres is the repeating contractile unit in a myofibril bounded by Z-lines.

Satiation is the opposite of deprivation. The more frequently a person has received a particular reinforcer in the recent past, the more satiated he or she is. Satiation is likewise defined as the prolonged exposure to (or consumption of ) an event that tends to decrease the appetitiveness of that event.

Satyriasis is term that is used to describe men who engage in frequent or promiscuous sex. Satyriasis is also defined as an excessive, insatiable sex drive in a man. Satyriasis is also called Don Juanism.

Say-Do Correspondence refers to a close match between what we say we are going to do and what we actually do at a later time.

Scapegoat refers to an individual or Group who is unfairly held responsible for a negative event and outcome; the innocent target of interpersonal hostility .

Scapegoat theory refers to an explanation of intergroup Conflict arguing that hostility caused by frustrating environmental circumstances is released by taking hostile actions against

Scapegoating refers to the tendency for individuals, when frustrated or unhappy, to displace Aggression into groups that are disliked, visible, and relatively powerless.

Scare tactics refer to a prevention approach used in the 1960's that exaggerated the negative consequences of drug use in one shot efforts to scare young people into not experimenting with drugs

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