FILICIDE

the term that is used to describe a parents' intentional killing of their own children. It is rare and often caused by a major...

FINITE-STATE GRAMMAR

Noam Chomsky in 1957, proposed that grammar generated a sentence one unit at a time in a sequence from left to right. He used...

FISSION

1. Biology. The cell reproduction of an organism by dividing into 2 parts. 2. Separating 2 sounds into different perceptual streams or auditory objects....

FIXED CLASS SOCIETY

the name that is applied to a society that has very little or no social mobility. An example is the Hindu caste system. See...

FLEETING PRESENT

a term that is used to describe the ever changing present moment of our conscious experience. This was defined by William James.

FLIGHT INTO REALITY

The defensive reaction where a person becomes over-involved in activity and work as an unconscious means of avoiding threatening situations or painful thoughts and...

FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY

a term applied to the degree to which the symmetry of body parts of individuals will vary from the norm of the species. It...

FLUVOXAMINE

the name that has been given to a potent SSRI that is used to mainly treat obsessive compulsive disorders.

FOCUS OF ATTENTION

the term that is applied to that aspect of an internal or external event to which a person's attention is directed at.

FOLK PSYCHOLOGY

1. The explanation and prediction of behaviour of others using references to their mental states. . 2. Obsolete name for a branch of psychology...

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