MAIN EFFECT

is the consistent effect of a single factor over other factors in the same experiment.

STIMULUS ERROR

an error in a response due to focusing on the meaning or semantic status of a stimulus instead of its properties. It is the...

PREDICTIVE VALIDITY

an index of how well a test corresponds to a variant which is gauged in the future, at a time following which the test...

PROBABILITY

The likelihood of an event occurring.

RESPONSE SET

Inclination to provide answers to queries in a methodical way, regardless of the content of the question. See also: response style.

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

COPING POTENTIAL

a person's judgment of the possibility of effectively controlling climate-related needs or individual promises and devotions.

SIGNIFICANCE LEVEL

Null hypothesis significance testing. the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true. The probability of a type 1 error. also called...

PYGMALION EFFECT

An effect caused by the expectations of a superior regarding the performance of their subordinates. It has been called a form of self-fulfilling prophecy....

ATTENDING BEHAVIOR

any behavior engaged in while attentively listening. For example, exhibiting an open, interested posture, maintaining eye contact, and using an interested expression. Proper attending...

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