FITTS LAW

a principle of motor control where activities done quicker can be less accurate than those activities done slower. It is a speed accuracy trade-off.

FIXED-TIME SCHEDULE

Used in conditioning. The circumstances under which an event is delivered that is independent of other events at fixed intervals of time. See non-continuing...

FLEXOR MUSCLE

the name that is given to the muscle whose contraction will cause a bend of a limb. An example is the biceps in the...

FLOCKING

the term that is used to describe the grouping of birds that comes from a social attraction and interaction. Related to colonial nesting and...

FLUID INTELLIGENCE

the name of the form of intelligence that comprises all of our fluid abilities. See fluid crystallised intelligence theory.

FOCAL LENGTH

Name given to the distance between the surface of a lens and the point at which it focuses the light passing through the...

FOCUSING POWER

the name for the degree to which a converging lens will cause parallel light rays to be refracted. A high degree causes a focal...

FOLLOW-UP COUNSELING

1. The steps taken by a therapist to help a client with any ongoing problems or new symptoms that may occur. 2. Evaluating a...

FORCED COMPLIANCE EFFECT

the tendency of a person who has behaved in a way that contradicts their attitude to subsequently alter the attitude to be consistent with...

FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK

Application of social work principles and techniques to legal issues or situations involving the law, civil and criminal. It includes providing consultation, education and...

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