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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...

EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in...

FACIAL ACTION CODING SYSTEM (FACS)

involves classifying (FACS is a coding system) facial expressions using the movements of particular facial muscles, examples including the orbicularis oculi and the zygomaticus...

FACTORIAL DESIGN

is one of the many experimental designs used in psychological experiments where two or more independent variables are simultaneously manipulated to observe their effects...

FALSIFIABILITY

was first argued by Austria-born British philosopher Karl Popper (1902 - 1994) as one of the staple canons of the general idea surrounding a...

FEAR OF REJECTION

is a well documented persistent and irrational fear of being socially excluded from a pack (this is when considered from an evolutionary stand point...

FESTINGER, LEON

This man was hired as a statistician for World War II and was involved in the training and selection of Air Force pilots. He...

FINGER LOCALIZATION TEST

the name of a 60 item test of neurophysiology in 3 parts. A finger is touched and identified, then the person is blindfolded and...

FLASHBULB MEMORY

the term that is given to any memory that is associated with a personally significant or emotional event. These memories have a photographic quality...

FOLK BILINGUALISM

a type of bilingualism that is associated with working-class immigrant communities where the native language is primarily oral and its use is unsupported by...

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