FLOOR EFFECT

the inability of a test to measure or discriminate below a certain point, usually because its items are too difficult. Compare ceiling effect.

FRAMING

the process of defining the context or issues that surround a problem or event in a way that serves to influence how the context...

FACILITATED COMMUNICATION

was first developed by Australian educator Rosemary Crosslet (1945 -) in the 1970s as method of enabling the communication of those with potentially dehabilitating...

FEARED SELF

Self-concept. Mental representation of psychological attributes a person may possess in the future and their fear of them. This fear gives the person a...

FOCAL ATTENTION

name given to the attention we focus on a certain stimuli while disregarding the rest. Information in our attention span is focal attention and...

FUNCTIONAL AGE

term for a person's age that is determined as a measure of their functional capabilities that have been indexed to a standard. Combination of...

FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY

is otherwise known as the Bowen Family Systems Theory. Family systems theory is a broad conceptual model which is the theoretical basis behind various...

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

FACT RETRIEVAL

is a process through which the majority (if not all individuals) will under-take during their lifetime being the process of retreiving data or memories...

FORGETTING

the term that is given to a person's inability to remember or recall a thing that should have been remembered. See decay theory; interference...

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