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Psychology Word of the Day RESIDUAL ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER, n:A condition listed in DSM-III; child having been diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed at a...

FLYNN EFFECT

name of the gradual rise in IQ levels since records were started. The average is the same but the raw score is rising approximately...

FOREBRAIN

the section of a brian that develops from the anterior section of the neural tube in an embryo and contains the hemispheres, basal ganglia,...

FORMATIVE TENDENCY

the term that is applied to the general drive toward self- improvement, growth that was hypothesized by Carl Rogers in his client-centered therapy.

FREE-FEEDING WEIGHT

the term applied to the body weigh that is achieved by laboratory animals when they are given unrestricted access to food and water for...

FRONTAL LOBE SYNDROME

a mental disorder from a lesion in the frontal lobe featuring an impairment of purposeful behaviour, emotional inability, poor social judgement and impulse control...

FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

1. Assessment to identify circumstances and consequences associated with a certain behaviour. Defined in measurable terms. Used to design treatments and interventions. 2. Any...

FUSION

1. Perception. Blending of more than 2 stimulus into a whole, like colours, sounds and vision. 2. A state where the differentiation between self...

GEGENHALTEN

a German term used in neurology for the involuntary resistance to passive movement of the extremities. The German translation is resisting.

GENDER SCRIPT

a temporally organised gender related sequence of events. A female gender script can be laundry, cooking and male gender script can be building, mowing...

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