FRUCTOSURIA

A rare familial disease involving the metabolism of fructose (fruit sugar) and resulting in mental retardationThe disorder is probably transmitted by a single recessive...

FUGUE STATE

An amnesic dissociated state characterized by physical flight from an unbearable situation.A fugue is a more extreme form of escape than the more common...

FACIAL ACTION CODING SYSTEM (FACS)

involves classifying (FACS is a coding system) facial expressions using the movements of particular facial muscles, examples including the orbicularis oculi and the zygomaticus...

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...

FACTORIAL INVARIANCE

is a theory which implies all variables (not only certain variables in a select group) remain identical during the processes of factor analysis irrespective...

FAKING

is one of the blights of self-reporting techniques, where individuals will choose answers that make them appear better and more well-off, either in a...

FALSE NEGATIVE

has a range of applications to a range of real life situations, for example, a false negative in diagnostics may have a condition but...

FAMILIAR

in purely mythological terms, a familiar would be a pet or supernatural spirit that supposedly lives with another individual and acts as their servant....

FAMILY ROMANCE

is according to Sigmund Freud the result of an over or under developed oedipus complex where the child believes they are not related to...

FASHION

is considered by some as an entirely subjective matter, however, to define fashion, as the styles of artistic and cultural expression would be accurate...

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