FACILITATION

is the change or difference in the strength of a stimulus which follows a potentially weaker stimulus at a neuron. These increases in strength...

FECHNER'S LAW

a law that relates subjective experience to changes in stimulus intensity. This psychophysical formula proposes that the sensation experienced is proportional to the logarithm...

FLOODING

a behavior therapy technique where the person is exposed directly to a maximum intensity anxiety-producing situation or stimulus, either in the imagination or in...

FRIENDSHIP NETWORK

the term that is applied to the interconnected relationships among a group of friends who provide social and emotional support for each other.

FUNCTIONALISM

a general psychological approach that views mental life and behavior in terms of active adaptation to environmental challenges and opportunities. Developed at Chicago university...

GESTALT THERAPY

a form of psychotherapy where the focus is on the totality of a person's functioning and relationships in the here and now, rather than...

GROUP TEST

the term that is applied to the test administered to several individuals simultaneously. Compare individual test.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS RECALL (IPR)

Method used to understand the process of psychotherapy and to train therapists and counsellors. Uses taping counselling and psychotherapy sessions that are later analysed...

INTROCEPTION

A person that is attentive and understanding to the motives, needs and experiences of herself or himself and others. It is a reflecting personality...

JUDGMENT

In psychophysics the ability to determine the presence or relative magnitude of stimuli, or the capacity to recognize relationships, draw conclusions from evidence and...

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