EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

FECHNER'S LAW

a law that relates subjective experience to changes in stimulus intensity. This psychophysical formula proposes that the sensation experienced is proportional to the logarithm...

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

GAME THEORY

model or paradigm used to understand the dynamics associated with personal conflict. Often used in theoretical modelling and empirical studies.

GRANDIOSITY

the term for an exaggerated sense of your own greatness, ability and importance. It can be a delusion of grandeur in its extreme form.

INTERNAL FRUSTRATION

Psychoanalytic theory. the term applied to the denial of gratification of instinctual impulses due to internal factors such as the superego, as opposed to...

INTIMACY

A state of extreme interpersonal emotional closeness such that each party's personal space can be entered without causing discomfort and by any of the...

ITEM VALIDITY

In a test or experiment the extent to which an individual item measures what it purports to measure.

EXTRAPUNITIVE

with respect to reactive measures, can be actions which are directed at an individual who is perceived to be the source of another individual's...

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