FAMILY THERAPY

involves the whole family becoming involved in the counselling process, instead of focussed efforts looking at a single individual, indeed, counsellors will attempt to...

FOOD FADDISM

the dietary practice based on exaggerated and often incorrect beliefs about the effects of food or nutrition on health, particularly for the prevention or...

FRUSTRATION-AGGRESSION HYPOTHESIS

States that frustration produces aggression and aggression results from prior frustrations. Later noted by Neal Miller that frustration leads to different actions but aggression...

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.

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...

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