EYE CONTACT

is otherwise known as mutual gazing between two people, it is the persistent gazing into the eyes of the individual they are conversing with....

FAMILY LIFE CYCLE

is the application of a purely Darwinistic approach to families, whereby life events such as marriage, or coupling (in select cultures), the birth and...

FEMININITY

a person in possession of social and role behaviours that are presumed to be characteristic of a girl or woman, as contrasted with femaleness,...

FISHBOWL TECHNIQUE

a process used in groups where people form an inner and an outer circle. The outer circle observes the inner group as they interact...

FREE ASSOCIATION

the basic process in psychoanalysis and other forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy where patients are encouraged to verbalise freely whatever thoughts come to mind, no...

FUNCTIONAL AGE

term for a person's age that is determined as a measure of their functional capabilities that have been indexed to a standard. Combination of...

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...

GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME (GAS)

This has 3 stages. 1. alarm has shock and countershock phase and can trigger fight or flight. 2.resistance stabilising physiological levels of depleted resources...

GENITAL STIMULATION

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

GRANDMOTHER HYPOTHESIS

Proposition that is based on evolutionary theory where the contribution of grandparents , mainly grandmothers, to the care of their grandchildren has been a...

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