FALSE-BELIEF TASK

are typically associated with theory-of-mind studies where they are tasks during which children must infer that another understand or possess the level of knowledge...

FAST MAPPING

is the seemingly fast ability for a young people, especially babies to learn entirely new words on the general understanding that the individual only...

FILIAL IMPRINTING

term that is used to describe the learning process where a young animal becomes attached to its parent and copies what it does. See...

FORCED-CHOICE TEST

term that is used in a signal detection test where several intervals are given with only one having the signal in it. The observer...

FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

FUZZY TRACE THEORY

a theory proposing that information is encoded on a continuum from precise traces to fuzzy traces. Developmental differences in cognition are attributed to ages...

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...

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.

GOAL SPECIFICITY

a term used to describe the degree that the target behavior of a goal is defined.

GROUP TEST

the term that is applied to the test administered to several individuals simultaneously. Compare individual test.

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