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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...

FALSE POSITIVE

is considered the binary opposite to a false negative where in diagnostics for example, an individual may not actually have a condition but a...

FIVE-FACTOR PERSONALITY MODEL (FFM)

a personality model where 5 dimensions of difference are used, extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness and openness to experiences are the cores of personality. Proposed...

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

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

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...

GENERALIZABILITY

the term that applies to the accuracy with which results or findings can be transferred to situations or people other than those originally studied,

GROUP

1. Collection of people. 2. Social psychology. 2 or more people influencing each other. Also called social group. 3. organised collection of animals. 4....

INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT

the term used to describe the disagreement between 2 people in respect to values and attitudes.

INTRINSIC REINFORCER

A response that produces a reinforcer that is naturally related to it. For example a natural sound is produced when you blow on a...

JOB INVOLVEMENT

the degree to which a person identifies with their job. Job accomplishments lead to a strong sense of pride and self esteem, whereas failures...

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