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.

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...

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)

the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and...

IN VIVO DESENSITIZATION

Used to reduce and eliminate phobias when a client is exposed to stimuli that induces anxiety. The therapist will produce a series of events...

INTERVENTION

1. Deal with the issues and an action on part of the therapist for the client and their problems. When guided by the nature...

INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT

A mental facility where an individual is kept against his or her wishes. Individuals are committed in this way, it has to be established...

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

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...

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...

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