FORWARD CONDITIONING

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

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

the plot of the frequency of occurrence of scores of various sizes that have been arranged from lowest to highest score.

FUGITIVE LITERATURE

These are the research findings that have not been published in archival sources, dissertations, papers presented at meetings, papers either not submitted or rejected...

FUNCTIONAL INVARIANT

Found in Jean Piaget's theory. This term applies to any of the processes of organisation and adaptation that characterise the biological systems and operate...

GAF SCALE

Abbreviation of global assessment of functioning that is a numerical scale from 1 -100 used by mental health practitioners.

GENDER CONSISTENCY

the understanding that your own and other people's sex is fixed across situations regardless of superficial changes in appearance or activities. See gender constancy.

N GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION

the interaction between one or more genes and factors in the environment that is needed to trigger the onset of a disease, conditioner characteristic...

GENITAL STIMULATION

Factors of sexual arousal including integration of male and female genital reflexes, odours, hormone secretions, sights, sounds and tactile and kinaesthetic cues.

GIFTEDNESS

the state of a person who has a large amount of natural ability or talent in something that is seen from a young age....

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