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increased alertness or watchful hypervigilant
false sensory perception with a stimuli illusion
repeats a word or phrase perseveration
makes up a new word neologism
individual words with no connection word salad
hypothetical thinking abstract
fast motor movement psychomotor agitation
rapidly going from one thought to another flight of ideas
mild form of depression dysthymic
no point to conversation tangentiality
distancing and reserved aloof
rhyming words clanging
detailed response that eventually reaches a goal circumstantiality
responses has limited information poverty of content
false sensory perception without a stimuli hallucination
false belief that cannot be corrected by logic delusion
repeats movements of others echopraxia
repetitive behavior compulsion
extreme excitement or euphoria that causes increased activity manic
thinking in which a person uses literal meaning of words concrete
invades physical or personal space of another intrusive
unpredictable mood swings labile
belief of exaggerated self-importance grandiosity
difficulty dismissing a distressing thought ruminates
repeats what others say echolalia
slow motor movement psychomotor retardation
mistrustful and suspicious paranoia
milder form of mania hypomania
belief that an event has a special meaning to oneself ideas of reference
repetitive thought obsession
immobile and non-responsive behavior catatonic
talks about insignificant information superficial
pauses or hesitates in thought and speech blocking
thinking in which ideas change from one subject to an unrelated topic loose association
reliving a trauma flashback
no pleasure anhedonia
sadness that causes dysfunction depressed

Poetry Terms Crossword

Type
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Description

Language that is used imaginatively, rather than literally, to express ideas or feelings in new ways. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Make comparisons between dissimilar things. FIGURES OF SPEECH
use like or as to compare two unlike things. SIMILIES
Speak of one thing in terms of another, as in, “All the world’s a stage.” METAPHORS
gives human traits to nonhuman things. PERSONIFICATION
A descriptive language that creates vivid impressions. These images are developed through sensory language. IMAGERY
Provides details related to sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and movement. SENSORY LANGUAGE
Used to achieve a musical quality. SOUND DEVICES
the pattern created by stressed and unstressed syllables of words in a sequence. RHYTHM
A pattern of rhythm. METER
The repetition of identical sounds in the last syllable of words. RHYME
A pattern of rhyme at the ends of lines. RHYME SCHEME
Initial rhyme is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of words. ALLITERATION
Vowel rhyme – the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. ASSONANCE
The repetition of consonants within nearby words in which the preceding vowels differ, as in the words milk and walk. CONSONANCE
Tells a story and has a plot, characters, and a setting. NARRATIVE
A long narrative poem about the feats of gods or heroes. EPIC
A songlike narrative that has short stanzas and a refrain. BALLAD
Tells a story using a character’s own thoughts or spoken statements. DRAMATIC
Express the feelings of a single speaker. The most common type of poem in modern literature. LYRIC
A verse form with three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. HAIKU
A verse form with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. TANKA
Has neither a set pattern of rhythm nor rhyme. FREEVERSE
A fourteen-line lyric poem with formal patterns of rhyme, rhythm, and line structure. SONNET

Poetic Devices Crossword

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Description

A narrative poem concerning a serious topic, usually containing heroic deeds or actions Epic Poem
A poem expressing personal thoughts or feelings Lyric Poem
A poem that tells a story Narrative Poem
A poem having no rhyme or regular meter Free Verse
A rhyme occuring at the end of a poem's lines End Rhyme
A rhyme not occurring at the ends of a poem's lines Internal Rhyme
A specific rhyme pattern that repeats in a poem Rhyme Scheme
The sharing of similar sounds in words Rhyme
The repetition of beginning constanant sounds Alliteration
An over exaggeration Hyperbole
A comparison between two objects using the words "like" or "as" Simile
The use of words to represent or recreate sounds Onomatopoeia
Giving human characteristics or nature to non-human things Personification
A comparison between two objects that doesn't use the words "like" or "as" Metaphor
The repetition of specific consonant sounds Consonance
The repetition of specific vowel sounds Assonance
The dictionary definition of a word Denotation
The implications of a word beyond the dictionary definition Connotation
The overall topic or idea of a poem Theme

Sensation & Perception Crossword

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Description

The minimum amount of stimulus energy that a person can detect absolutethreshold
The perception that a stationary object is moving apparentmovement
The process of focusing awareness on a narrow aspect of the environment attention
The nerve structure that receives information about sound from the hair cells of the inner ear and carries these neural impulses to the brain’s auditory areas auditorynerve
In the sense of vision, the bringing together and integration of what is processed by different neural pathways or cells binding
Depth cues that depend on the combination of the images in the left and right eye and on the way the two eyes work together binocularcues
The operation in sensation and perception in which sensory receptors register information about the external environment and send it up to the brain for interpretation bottomupprocessing
The receptor cells in the retina that allow for color perception cones
A binocular cue to depth and distance in which the muscle movements in an individual’s two eyes provide information about how deep and/or far away something is Convergence
The ability to perceive objects three-dimensionally depthperception
The degree of difference that must exist between two stimuli before the difference is detected differencethreshold
Neurons in the brain’s visual system that respond to particular features of a stimulus featuredetectors
The principle by which we organize the perceptual field into stimuli that stand out (figure) and those that are left over (ground) figuregroundrelationship
Theory on how the inner ear registers the frequency of sound, stating that the perception of a sound’s frequency depends on how often the auditory nerve fires frequencytheory
A school of thought interested in how people naturally organize their perceptions according to certain patterns gestaltpsychology
The part of the ear that includes the oval window, cochlea, and basilar membrane and whose function is to convert sound waves into neural impulses and send them to the brain innerear
Senses that provide information about movement, posture, and orientation kinestheticsenses
The part of the ear that channels sound through the eardrum, hammer, anvil, and stirrup to the inner ear middleear
Powerful depth cues available from the image in one eye, either the right or the left monocularcues
Irrelevant and competing stimuli—not only sounds but also any distracting stimuli for the senses noise
The lining of the roof of the nasal cavity, containing a sheet of receptor cells for smell olfactoryepithelium
Theory stating that cells in the visual system respond to complementary pairs of red-green and blue-yellow colors; a given cell might be excited by red and inhibited by green, whereas another cell might be excited by yellow and inhibited by blue opponentprocesstheory
The structure at the back of the eye, made up of axons of the ganglion cells, that carries visual information to the brain for further processing opticnerve
The outermost part of the ear, consisting of the pinna and the external auditory canal outerear
The sensation that warns an individual of damage to the body pain
Rounded bumps above the tongue’s surface that contain the taste buds, the receptors for taste papillae
The simultaneous distribution of information across different neural pathways parallelprocessing
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory information so that it makes sense perception

Wellness Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

This type of wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Social
This type of wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. Enviromental
This type of wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. Spiritual
This type of wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. Emotional
This type of wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. Intellectual
This type of wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. physical
An interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle. wellness
Making and maintaining _____ changes to improve our health and wellness is almost always easier if we have encouragement and support from our friends, family or co-workers positive
An unhealthy state or condition of the mind or body in which physical, social, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual functioning is compromised. illness
The forces or stimuli that impinge upon an individual; also, an individual's response to these forces. stress
A system of belief and practices aimed at the union of the individual self with the universal self. yoga
An altered state of consciousness in which the mind is focused in passive attention and quiet, resulting in an experience of transcendence. meditation
Use of beat, rhythm, pitch, harmony, synchrony, chords, and lyrics to facilitate healing, alter consciousness, reduce stress, facilitate movement, aid sleep, improve concentration, and more. music therapy
A method of altering consciousness by focusing attention on one thought, thereby distracting consciousness from other thoughts. hypnosis

Psychological disorder Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Country or language other than its own. FOREIGN
Pronunciation of a language. ACCENT
An anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object. PHOBIA
Psychological disorders characterized by distressing. ANXIETY
False beliefs, often of persecution. DELUSIONS
False sensory experiences that may suggest mental disorder. HALLUCINATIONS
An anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts and/or actions. OCD
A mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression Bipolar
a childhood disorder characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity ADHD
A legal term, not a psychological or psychiatric one, referring to a person who is unable, because of a mental disorder or defect, to conform his or her behavior to the law. Insanity

Poetry Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

when 2 words have the same end sound rhyme
the main topic or idea of a poem theme
how a poem makes a reader feel or the feelings created in the reader mood
the sections that poems are divided into: also known as verses stanza
pictures that are created with words imagery
a poem that expresses emotions or feelings and may have a song-like quality lyric
when words, phrases, lines or stanzas are repeated repetition
a poem where there is no set pattern, rhythm or rhyme free verse
when a line ends and a new one begins line break
the pattern of sounds in a poem rhythm
a poem that is funny humorous
words whose sounds make you think of their meanings onomatopoeia
a way to compare two things using like or as simile
the repetition of beginning consonant sounds alliteration
a poem that tells a story with a character and setting narrative
imaginative ways to describe something by comparing that thing to something else metaphor

Literary Devices Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Repetition of a beginning sound for effect. Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc. Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter. Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions. Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration. Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another Metaphor
Words that imitate sound. Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects. Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry. Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author) Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse, Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning. Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm Satire

Neuron Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a specialized cell transmitting nerve impulses; a nerve cell. Neuron
a chemical substance which is released at the end of a nerve fibre by the arrival of a nerve impulse and, by diffusing across the synapse or junction, effects the transfer of the impulse to another nerve fibre, a muscle fibre, or some other structure. Neurotransmitter
relating to sensation or the physical senses; transmitted or perceived by the senses. Sensory
Share. Motor neurone disease (MND) is a condition which causes weakness in the muscles that gets worse and eventually leads to paralysis. It is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Motor
a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter Synapse
near the surface of the body, with special reference to the circulation and nervous system. Peripheral
a neuron which transmits impulses between other neurons, especially as part of a reflex arc. Interneuron
the complex of nerve tissues that controls the activities of the body. In vertebrates it comprises the brain and spinal cord. Central
a non-specialised sensory receptor, or more accurately the receptive portion of a sensory neuron, that codes absolute and relative changes in temperature, primarily within the innocuous range. Thermoreceptor
a sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound. Mechanoreceptors
a sensory cell or organ responsive to chemical stimuli. Chemoreceptors
A thing or event that evoke a specific functional reaction in the organ or tissue Stimuli
a region of the forebrain below the thalamus which coordinates both the autonomic nervous system and the activity of the pituitary. Hypothalamus

Basic Brain Structure and Function Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The membrane that covers and protects the central nervous system, forms partitions, contains cerebral fluid, protects blood vessels and encloses the venus sinuses. Meninges
The _______________ nervous system serves to stimulate nervous system activity such as accelerating the heart rate, constricting blood vessels, raising the blood pressure, and facilitating a muscle contraction Sympathetic
The outermost layer of the cerebral hemispheres are composed of ________matter Gray
The neuroendocrine ________________ is associated with mood, appetite, vomiting, limbic system functions, pain and sleep. The drug Prozac mimics this Serotonin
In the architecture of the brain there area three basic units based on location. The that includes the upper spinal cord, brain stem and cerebellum is the ___________________ Hindbrain
The brain is divided into two ______________ Hemispheres
The parietal lobe is known as the primary ______________ area where impulses related to temperature, pain, touch, taste, smell are interpreted Sensory
The area of the brain responsible for receiving information from the ears is the ____________ lobe Temporal
Damage to the occipital lobes can cause _____________________ Blindness
Superior, Straight or Cavernous __________ Sinus
Sensory information received from the outside world is processed; controls voluntary movement & regulates conscious thought & mental activity in the ____________________ hemispheres Cerebral
In development of the brain, the ______________ is responsible for the evolution of intelligence Neocortex
The lobe of the brain involved in planning a schedule, imagining the future or reasoning during an argument is the __________lobe Frontal
The _____________ is the structure that receives sensory and limbic information and sends this information to the brain Thalamus
A neuroendocrine associated with concentration, socializing, food-seeking, sexual desire and motor neuron control and associated with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body dementia Dopamine
Short term memories and converted to long-term memories in the ___________________ Hippocampus
The ______________ are chemical messengers in the nervous system Neurotransmitters
The _________side of the cerebrum specializes in language, calculation and sequential thought processes Left
The ____________ nervous system is part of the involuntary nervous system that serves to slow the heart rate, increase intestinal and glandular activity, relax the sphincter muscles and allow a muscle to rest Parasympathetic
The ___________ is the regions of the embryonic vertebrate neural tube that gives rise to posterior forebrain structures Diencephalon
The sixth cranial nerve, responsible for the control of lateral eye movement is the ___________ nerve Abducens
An excitatory neurotransmitter that governs muscle contractions and is associated with memory formation and diseases like Alzheimer’s is ______________________ Acetylcholine
The _____________ ___________ is a set of interconnected nuclei located throughout the brainstem and play a crucial role in maintaining behavioral arousal and consciousness (2 weeks) Reticular formation
Cranial nerve #1, responsible for smell is called the ______________ nerve Olfactory
The _____________ ______________ helps to refine movement so it isn’t clumsy or erratic (2 words) Cerebral Peduncle
Substance that reduces the weight of the brain, supplies nutrients, transports hormones and prevents head injury (3 word) Cerebral Spinal Fluid
The Eleventh cranial nerve which controls the trapezius and sternocleidomastoid and controls swallowing movement is the ____________ nerve Accessory
The _______________ functions to control autonomic, emotional, and sexual behavior (regulates visceral motor activity) Amygdala

Anxiety Disorders Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

General state of dread or uneasiness Anxiety
Fear of animals Zoophobia
Fear of enclosed spaces Claustrophobia
Fear of heights Acrophobia
Fear of Spiders Arachnophobia
Persistent fear of social situations Social Phobia
Relatively short period of intense fear or discomfort Panic Attack
Fear of being in places or situations Agoraphobia
unwanted thoughts, ideas or mental images that are repeated Obsessions
repetitive ritual behaviors Compulsions
Intense, persistent feelings of anxiety that are caused by an experience Post-traumatic stress