FIRST-ORDER FACTOR

Used in factor analysis. Any factors that are derived from the correlation among the manifest variables, as opposed to second- order factors, which are...

FREE ASSOCIATION

the basic process in psychoanalysis and other forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy where patients are encouraged to verbalise freely whatever thoughts come to mind, no...

FUNCTIONAL AGE

term for a person's age that is determined as a measure of their functional capabilities that have been indexed to a standard. Combination of...

GENERALIZABILITY

the term that applies to the accuracy with which results or findings can be transferred to situations or people other than those originally studied,

GROUP SOLIDARITY

The sense of fellowship and community displayed by members of a collective who are united by shared purposes, responsibilities and interests. See also cohesion;...

INTERPERSONAL SKILL

The aptitude enabling a person to be able to carry on effective relationships with others such as an ability to cooperate, communicate thought and...

INVARIANT FEATURE

An object that does not change or its characteristic when the object is viewed under different circumstances. Features that are invariant and are unaffected...

LABELING

Patient may be incomplete or misleading, because not all cases conform to the sharply defined characteristics of the standard diagnostic categories, in psychological assessment

FACEWORK

has a multitude of potential definintions depending on the application. For example, in social interactions, facework refers to strategic social movements where the individual...

FISHBOWL TECHNIQUE

a process used in groups where people form an inner and an outer circle. The outer circle observes the inner group as they interact...

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