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...

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

the plot of the frequency of occurrence of scores of various sizes that have been arranged from lowest to highest score.

FATIGUE EFFECT

is one of the many effects attributed to fatigue, where the individual gradually becomes less and less efficient, even when completing minor tasks that...

FEAR OF FAILURE

is a relatively normal and actually well documented persistent and irrational axiety of failing to complete a certain task or meet a specific standard....

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 FAMILY THERAPY

a form of family therapy that focuses on both family interaction patterns and on the benefits family members may derive from problem behaviour. Uses...

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...

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