FALSE DETECTION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 FALSE REJECTION FALSE-ALARM RATE SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO (SN) FALSE ALARM FORCED-CHOICE TEST NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHE PSYCHOLOGIE FALSE-CONSENSUS EFFECT BIOCHEMICAL MARKER FALSE MEMORY SYNDROME (FMS) FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE DETECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-detection/ (accessed November 11, 2019).