FALSE-ALARM RATE

is the number or proportion of incorrect answers such as "Yes" or "No" given as final responses to tasks within an experiment. See also...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

FREUD, SIGMUND

He pioneered psychoanalysis after studying neurology and turning to mental disorders like hysteria. He developed a method of free association leading to recognition of...

FUTURE ORIENTATION

a time perspective that is focused on the future, especially on how to achieve your future goals.

GOAL DIFFICULTY

the term that is used to describe the degree of ability, effort and time commitment needed to achieve a certain goal.

INTERGROUP CONFLICT

The term for disagreement or confrontation between two or more groups and their members. This may involve physical violence, interpersonal discord and psychological tension....

INTERVENTION RESEARCH

Activities designed to measure how much better a situation is after modification that is systematic and to measure or has been imposed and the...

INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT

A mental facility where an individual is kept against his or her wishes. Individuals are committed in this way, it has to be established...

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

FALSE-CONSENSUS EFFECT

is a popular social phenomena where an individual believes that own beliefs, ideals, concepts, opinions, values and attitudes are held more widely within a...

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