EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

F TEST

is an umbrella term used to describe any test which looks at hypotheses which reliy on the sampling distribution with respect to the null...

FACTOR METHOD

is a basic and simple term which is used to describe the method during which factors which are extracted from a specific experiment are...

FALSE MEMORY

is otherwise known as illusory memory. A false memory is considered a distortion of a memory which had previously been internalised into the psyche...

FANATICISM

is observed across modern society and the global stage as an excessive and usually irrational zeal or devotion towards a specific cause or belief;...

FEELING OF KNOWING

the sense of conviction about an event, which can be quite accurate and distinct although it is not experienced as a result of sensory...

FIELD THEORY

1. Physics. Theory that forces exist between 2 bodies not in contact that fills the space. 2. Psychology. A systematic approach to describing behaviour...

FIXATION

1. The obsessive pre-occupation with a single idea or aim. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. The persisting of an early psycho-sexual stage or the inappropriate attachment...

FOCAL ATTENTION

name given to the attention we focus on a certain stimuli while disregarding the rest. Information in our attention span is focal attention and...

FOREIGNER TALK

the term applied to the way some people will talk to a foreigner. They will use short sentences, simple grammar and a slow and...

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