FALSE POSITIVE

is considered the binary opposite to a false negative where in diagnostics for example, an individual may not actually have a condition but a...

FLIGHT OF IDEAS

a disturbance in the thinking processes that is a rapid and continuous succession of ideas that are related. It can be demonstrated during speech...

FREQUENCY JUDGMENT

the term used for the person's judgement of how many times a stimulus is presented during a test. See word frequency study.

FUNCTIONAL STATUS

the measure of a person's ability to perform activities of daily living independently. Functional status may be used as an assessment of the severity...

GLUCURONIDATION

Name of the metabolic process where drugs and other substances are combined with glucuronic acid to form more water soluble compounds that are more...

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....

INTERVIEW

A conversation that is directed in which a clinician, employer, therapist, researcher or (the interviewer) intends to elicit specific information from an individual (the...

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...

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...

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