EYEWITNESS MEMORY

refers to an individual's unique recollection of a specific event or occurance from memory, typically associated with criminal events, such as the mugging of...

FEAR OF REJECTION

is a well documented persistent and irrational fear of being socially excluded from a pack (this is when considered from an evolutionary stand point...

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...

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

the plot of the frequency of occurrence of scores of various sizes that have been arranged from lowest to highest score.

FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM)

a measure used in the rehabilitation of routine motor, cognitive and self-care skills to provide a person a measure of functional status. Deals with...

GENERALIZATION

1. Deriving a concept or theory from a number of specific cases, applying it widely. 2. Judgement derived and applied this way. 3. Conditioning...

GROUP HARMONY

This describes the extent to which group interactions among members are friendly, congruous and free from any conflicts.

INTEROCEPTIVE STIMULUS

the term that is applied to the stimulus arising from inside an organism. Examples of this stimulus includes headache, stomach ache and hunger pangs....

INTRAPSYCHIC CONFLICT

Opposing forces and the clash of them within the psyche, it is a psychoanalytic theory such as wishes, agencies or conflicting drives. It is...

ITEM VALIDITY

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

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