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...

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...

FISHER'S R TO Z TRANSFORMATION

the mathematical transformation of the product-moment correlation coefficient to a new statistic whose sampling distribution is the normal distribution. It is used for testing...

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....

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

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

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...

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...

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