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...

FOCAL PATHOLOGY

the term that is applied to the study of changes in body tissues and organs that are involved in a disease at the focal...

FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

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.

GLUTAMATE

The salt or ester of amino acid glutamic acid serving as the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. Glutamate plays a critical role in...

INTEROCEPTIVE STIMULUS

the term that is applied to the stimulus arising from inside an organism. Examples of this stimulus includes headache, stomach ache and hunger pangs....

INVARIANT FEATURE

An object that does not change or its characteristic when the object is viewed under different circumstances. Features that are invariant and are unaffected...

L DATA

Based on the life record or life history of an individuals and the information about their personality, see o data, q data, t data

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...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

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