Glossary V

Verbal learning refers to a field of experimental psychology which studies the formation of certain verbal associations; deals with acquisition of the associations. There are four (4) basic kinds or Verbal learning: 1. Serial learning 2. Serial-anticipation learning 3. Paired associate learning 4. Free recall learning

Verbal Operants refer to the Units that Skinner described in his theory of verbal behaviour that consist of a response as well as its controlling antecedents and consequences.

Verbigeration is defined as obsessive repetition of meaningless words and phrases.

Verboten is a German word which means not allowed; forbidden.

Vernix refers to an oily, white, cheese-like substance that coats or covers the fetus in the uterus to protect the skin from chapping and protects the fetus’s skin during development.

Vertebral arteries refer to the two (4) of the four major arteries to the brain, supplying the posterior portions of the brain.

Vertebral column refers to the bony structure that extends from the cranium to the coccyx and encloses the spinal cord.

Vertical axis refers to the axis that runs straight down through the top of the head and spinal column and is at a right angle to the transverse plane of motion. Vertical axis is also known as the Longitudinal or Long axis.

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