FLAT AFFECT

a term used for the absence or apparent absence of emotional response to any situation or event. Also called emotional flatness; flattened affect; flattening...

FREQUENCY JUDGMENT

the term used for the person's judgement of how many times a stimulus is presented during a test. See word frequency study.

FUNCTIONAL STATUS

the measure of a person's ability to perform activities of daily living independently. Functional status may be used as an assessment of the severity...

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...

INTERGROUP CONFLICT

The term for disagreement or confrontation between two or more groups and their members. This may involve physical violence, interpersonal discord and psychological tension....

INTERVIEW

A conversation that is directed in which a clinician, employer, therapist, researcher or (the interviewer) intends to elicit specific information from an individual (the...

IRRITABILITY

1. Abnormal sensitivity or excessive responsiveness, as of an organ or body part, to a stimulus. 2. It is a state of excessive, easily...

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...

FLIGHT INTO HEALTH

Psychotherapy. an abrupt recuperation by a client either before or during intake interviews and before therapy begins. A person does it to avoid confronting...

FREQUENCY PRINCIPLE

the principle that states that the greater the stimulation intensity, the greater the frequency of nerve impulses elicited. An organisms response will be more...

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