FRACTIONATION

the name that is given to the psychophysical procedure used to scale the magnitudes of a sensation. A person might be asked to make...

FREE NERVE ENDING

the name of the branched ending of an afferent neuron that is found in the skin and is believed to be a pain or...

FINGER SPELLING

Using the fingers to spell out words by using the fingers themselves to make shapes of the letters being used. It is used with...

FOLKLORE

the term that is given to the traditions, legends, tales and beliefs that includes songs and poems of a specific culture that is transmitted...

FOCUS

the term that is used to describe the concentration and centring of our attention on a single stimulus.

FACT MEMORY

is considered the binary opposite to source memory, where it is memory for a specific fact (see facual knowledge for further explanation) or specific...

FORAMINOTOMY

the surgical enlargement of one of the foramina between adjacent vertebrae that spinal nerves pass. It is done by enlarging the opening above...

FOREGROUND-BACKGROUND

used in our perception and is the distinction between the object of attention, which is the foreground and details in the background, which are...

FRAME-OF-REFERENCE TRAINING

the name of the training given to people responsible for evaluating employees in order to improve performance and accuracy ratings.

FICTIONAL FINALISM

Psychoanalytic theory of Alfred Adler. The belief that human beings are more strongly motivated by the goals and ideals that they create for themselves...

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