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...

GAMBLER'S FALLACY

failure to recognise a chance event and gives the belief that an outcome can be predicted that is based on chance outcomes in the...

GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR

Behavior oriented toward attaining a particular goal. Identified by observing that the animal or person ceases search behaviour and engages in detour behaviour when...

INTERNAL BOUNDARY

Psychoanalytic theory. The name of the boundary between ego and id. Also called inner boundary. Compare external boundary.

INTERVIEWER EFFECTS

An interviewers attributes and the influence and behaviours on the answers of a respondant. The appearance, demeanor, training, age, sex of the interviewer, and...

ISOLATION

1.The state of being isolated from others. 2.Social isolation in psychoanalytic theory is a defense mechanism that relies on keeping unwelcome thoughts and feelings...

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...

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