FREQUENCY JUDGMENT

the term used for the person's judgement of how many times a stimulus is presented during a test. See word frequency study.

FRIGHT

an emotional reaction to a dangerous situation or encounter. It is immediate, physical and concrete, sometimes overwhelming. A person may tremble, widen their eyes...

FROTTEURISM

a paraphilia where a person will deliberately and persistently seek sexual excitement by rubbing against other people. May occur as accidental contact in lifts...

FUNCTION ALLOCATION

a systematic process of applying knowledge and ergonomics to determine the function of a system for human operators and those needing automation. See adaptive...

FUNCTIONAL BRAIN IMAGING

the use of brain imaging techniques in order to localise the areas of cognitive activation. See functional magnetic resonance imaging; positron emission tomography.

FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION

a term given to the restriction or lack of ability in performing an action or activity.

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

FUZZY TRACE

the term that is used to describe an imprecise memory representation. They are easily accessed, need less effort, less susceptible to interference and forgetting.

FACE-TO-FACE INTERACTION

is a type of social interaction occuring between two people where they will converse or exchange knowledge, an example of this type of communication...

FACT GIVER

during a psychotherapy session, or psychotherapy discussion, looking at a particular topic or task within psychotherapy, the fact giver will take on the role...

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