FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

FORWARD CONDITIONING

Pavlovian conditioning. the pairing of 2 stimuli that are presented before the unconditioned stimulus. Also called forward pairing. Compare backward conditioning.

FREQUENCY DISCRIMINATION

the term that describes the ability to detect a change in the frequency of a pure tone. See also pitch discrimination.

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY

a form of family therapy that focuses on both family interaction patterns and on the benefits family members may derive from problem behaviour. Uses...

GABA AGONISTS

These are the compounds that augment the effect at GABA receptor sites and on the action of GABA. There are direct and indirect effects....

GENDER ASSIGNMENT

the term used for the classification of an infant at birth as either male or female. Children born with ambiguous genitalia are usually assigned...

GENDER TYPING

the name of the expectations about people's behaviour that are based on their biological sex.

GENERALIZATION

1. Deriving a concept or theory from a number of specific cases, applying it widely. 2. Judgement derived and applied this way. 3. Conditioning...

GENITAL INTERCOURSE

the term that is used to describe the sexual intercourse involving insertion of the penis into the vagina, as opposed to other forms of...

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