FALSE DETECTION By N., Sam M.S. - 7 typically lead to the raising of a false alarm, where an individual has incorrectly detected a signal in the presence of an unfamiliar noise or unforseen phenomena. See also false alarm. FALSE DETECTION: "Some individuals have reported hearing the noise of a door slamming or a window shutting when in actual fact none of these events have occurred, this is false detection." Related Psychology Terms DETECTION THEORY HEARING (AUDITION) LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population LIE DETECTOR ANTISOCIAL REACTION ESTHETICS PARAMNESIA SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) Dissociative Identity Disorder Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FALSE DETECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-detection/ (accessed July 4, 2022).