FIXATION REFLEX

the term that is given to a reflex that orients the eyes onto a fixed target. It uses cortical and the subcortical areas of...

FLAVOR

the sensation that is produced by a combination of aroma, taste, texture, and temperature and involving olfactory, gustatory, and tactile sense organs.

FLIGHT INTO ILLNESS

1. The tendency a person has to exaggerate minor complaints in order to avoid stressful situations. 2. Psychotherapy. Sudden development of a neurotic or...

FLOWING CONSCIOUSNESS

the term that describes a pleasurable sense of flow and the effortlessness that accompanies skilled and non-conflicting activities.

FLUTTERING HEARTS

a visual illusion where figures in one colour are presented on a background with the same level of brightness but a different colour appear...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

FOLK BILINGUALISM

a type of bilingualism that is associated with working-class immigrant communities where the native language is primarily oral and its use is unsupported by...

FOOT-CANDLE (FC)

a term that was used to describe luminescence that has been replaced by the lux. One foot candle is equal to 10.764 lux. A...

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...

FORGETTING

the term that is given to a person's inability to remember or recall a thing that should have been remembered. See decay theory; interference...

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