FIXED-RATIO SCHEDULE (FR SCHEDULE)

a schedule of reinforcement where the reinforcement is given after a certain number of responses. FR 1 implies reinforcement is given after each response...

FLEXITIME, FLICKER DISCRIMINATION

the ability to perceive a change in brightness of a light source. The ability varies with frequency of alternating changes in brightness until critical...

FLOCCULONODULAR LOBE

the name given to a division of the cerebellum that lies below the posterior lobe and projects into the vestibular nuclei of the brainstem.

FLUID ABILITIES

These are the abilities like memory span and mental speed that are related to physiological condition and maturation. They appear in childhood and can...

FOCAL DEGENERATION

The development of a lesion or dysfunction in a specific area of the brain due to degenerative processes. The lesion may remain limited in...

FOCUSING MECHANISM

the name of the system of ciliary muscles, lens elasticity, and ocular fluid pressure that allows our eyes focus an image sharply on the...

FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR

the name of a species-specific trait seen in some young animals where they will follow after a parent or a surrogate parent. It is...

FORCE FIELD

a term used in field theory for the totality that exists in any instant of all coexisting factors that will influence a change.

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

FORMAL FAL

a term used when involving a violation of a principle that is in formal logic. It is either affirming the consequent or denying the...

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