FORMATIVE EVALUATION

the name of the process that is concerned with helping to improve or guide the development of a program through the use of qualitative...

FREE WILL

Name used to describe the capacity that a person has for making their own decisions and directions in life. We need it for moral...

FRONTAL LOBE

one of the four main lobes of each cerebral hemisphere lying in front of the central sulcus. It is concerned with motor and higher...

FUNCTIONAL AUTONOMY

the tendency for drive motivated behavior to develop derivative drives, such that behavior may become independent of the original drive. Studying motivated for approval...

FUNNEL SEQUENCE

the term applied to a method for structuring the order of questions in surveys and interviews that starts with general items and gradually narrows...

GAY-RELATED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY (GRID)

a former name for aids that reflects the erroneous belief that only gay men contracted it.

GENDER SCHEMA

the term that applies to the organized set of beliefs and expectations that guides a person's understanding of gender or sex.

GENERAL SLOWING

the term that is used for an explanation of cognitive aging that attributes poorer cognitive performance of older adults on a variety of cognitive...

GENETIC THEORY

1. the view that behaviour can be explained in terms of hereditary and development. 2. The theoretical principles accepted in the science of genetics.

GEROPSYCHOLOGY

the branch of psychology dealing with the mental health of older adults and the study of the process of aging. Also called geriatric psychology;...

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