FORMAL REASONING

the reasoning that we use that entails using operations of formal logic. See deductive reasoning; logic.

FREE OPERANT

the name that is given to the response to a situation that occurs freely at any time. See operant.

FRIENDSHIP NETWORK

the term that is applied to the interconnected relationships among a group of friends who provide social and emotional support for each other.

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

1. Detailed analysis of a behaviour to identify contingencies that sustain the behaviour. 2. Synthesis of a client's behaviour problems and variables that are...

FUNDAMENTAL INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS ORIENTA

the theory that explains the pattern of interactions of group members in terms of the need for inclusion, need for control and need for...

GATE-CONTROL THEORY OF PAIN

the name of the hypothesis that the spinal cord regulates the amount of perceived pain reaching the brain by opening or closing gates for...

GENDER NONCONFORMITY

the term that applies to the behaviour that differs from that of others of the same sex or from cultural expectations of male and...

GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION

the name of a disorder that has known physical causes and observable physical psycho

GENETIC ERROR

Error in a single gene due to mutation or an inability to give proper instructions to make cells. Hereditary but not always lethal. Able...

GEOCENTRIC THEORY

Theory of Ptolemy stating the earth is the centre of the universe and the bodies in the heavens all move around it. Compare heliocentric...

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