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...

FLASHBACK

1. Reliving an event or part of an event that was traumatic. 2. The spontaneous recurrence of visual hallucinations in a person who was...

FREE RIDER

a term used to describe a person who gives little or no effort to a joint endeavour but will gain the same benefits as...

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

1. Detailed analysis of a behaviour to identify contingencies that sustain the behaviour. 2. Synthesis of a client's behaviour problems and variables that are...

GENDER

Term for the condition of being male or female or neuter. Sex refers to the biological aspects of male and female. Gender implies the...

GOAL SPECIFICITY

a term used to describe the degree that the target behavior of a goal is defined.

GROUP TEST

the term that is applied to the test administered to several individuals simultaneously. Compare individual test.

INTERPERSONAL PROCESS RECALL (IPR)

Method used to understand the process of psychotherapy and to train therapists and counsellors. Uses taping counselling and psychotherapy sessions that are later analysed...

INTRINSIC REINFORCER

A response that produces a reinforcer that is naturally related to it. For example a natural sound is produced when you blow on a...

JUNGIAN TYPOLOGY

a theory of personality that puts individuals into separate categories according to attitudes and dominant functions of the psyche.

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