FORMAL OPERATIONS

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development. These are the fully developed intellectual functions of abstract thinking, logical processes, judgement and conceptualisation.

FIELD THEORY OF PERSONALITY

a theory that looks at personalities in terms of the dynamic interrelations that exist in a field of intrapsychic forces. See field theory.

FEMININITY PHASE

This period occurs during the early phases of the OEDIPUS complex in which both boys and girls adopt a feminine attitude toward the...

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...

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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