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.

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

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 CLIMATE

the relative degree of acceptance, tolerance and freedom of expression that is a feature of the relationships within a counselling or therapy group. Can...

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...

JOHN HENRY EFFECT

an effect in which competitiveness between a control group and an experiment group to rivalry efforts that disturb the experiment.

FALSE-ALARM RATE

is the number or proportion of incorrect answers such as "Yes" or "No" given as final responses to tasks within an experiment. See also...

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