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 ASYMMETRY

the term for the perceptual superiority of one eye or one ear for certain stimuli. The right ear may be superior for verbal input...

FUNDAMENTAL SYMPTOMS

The 4 primary symptoms of schizophrenia according to Bleuler, abnormal associations, autistic behaving and thinking, abnormal effect and ambivalence. Compare secondary symptoms.

GATEKEEPER ROLE

the responsibility of judges to determine the admissibility in court of both scientific and non-scientific expert testimony according to criteria relevant to reliability.

GENDER ROLE

the pattern of behaviour, personality traits and attitudes defining masculinity or femininity in a certain culture. Determined by upbringing that may or may not...

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

the study of the basic principles, problems and methods that underlie the science of psychology. Includes human development, emotions, motivation, learning, senses, perception, thinking,...

GENETIC PREDISPOSITION

the term describing the tendency for a physical or mental condition or disorder to be able to be inherited by the next generation. Also...

GEROPHILIA

the term that is used to describe the sexual attraction of a person to much older partners. Also called gerontophilia.

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