Appraisal The process by which people make judgments about the demands of potentially stressful events and their ability to meet those demands.
Assessment center A structured setting in which job applicants are exhaustively tested and judged by multiple evaluators.
Attachment style The way a person typically interacts with significant others.
Attitude A positive, negative, or mixed reaction to a person, object, or idea.
Attitude scale A multiple-item questionnaire designed to measure a person’s attitude toward some object.
Attribution theory A group of theories that describe how people explain the causes of behavior.
audience inhibition Reluctance to help for fear of making a bad impression on observers.