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Psychology Word of the Day RESIDUAL ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER, n:A condition listed in DSM-III; child having been diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed at a...

FACEWORK

has a multitude of potential definintions depending on the application. For example, in social interactions, facework refers to strategic social movements where the individual...

FISHBOWL TECHNIQUE

a process used in groups where people form an inner and an outer circle. The outer circle observes the inner group as they interact...

FREE-RUNNING RHYTHM

the term for the cycle of behavior or physiological activity that occurs if external stimuli do not provide entrainment. See also biological rhythm.

FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION

a term given to the restriction or lack of ability in performing an action or activity.

GLUCURONIDATION

Name of the metabolic process where drugs and other substances are combined with glucuronic acid to form more water soluble compounds that are more...

INTERRUPTED-TIME-SERIES DESIGN

Experimental de-sign with an intervention and the effects of it are compared and evaluated with an outcome that is measured and obtained at several...

ITEM VALIDITY

In a test or experiment the extent to which an individual item measures what it purports to measure.

FACILITATED COMMUNICATION

was first developed by Australian educator Rosemary Crosslet (1945 -) in the 1970s as method of enabling the communication of those with potentially dehabilitating...

FIXATION

1. The obsessive pre-occupation with a single idea or aim. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. The persisting of an early psycho-sexual stage or the inappropriate attachment...

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