LATENCY OF RESPONSE

The messure of time that occurs from the introduction of a stimulus and the following response or reaction time. Common concept used in Cognitive...

FABRICATION

is a term which can be applied to a number of examples; for example, fabrication may refer to the act of concocting or inventing...

FIELD DEPENDENCE

cognitive style where the person relies on external cues rather than internal cues. These people are susceptible to deceptive cues when identifying known elements...

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

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

GLAND

the name that describes the organ that secretes a substance needed for some bodily function or for discharge from the body. Some glands release...

GROUP DYNAMICS

1. Dynamic and not static processes of a group affecting patterns and changes in communication, decisions and power. 2. Psychology. Study of groups. 3....

INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT

Used in operant or instrumental conditioning. The name given to any pattern of reinforcement where only some responses are reinforced. Also called partial reinforcement;...

INTERVENTION RESEARCH

Activities designed to measure how much better a situation is after modification that is systematic and to measure or has been imposed and the...

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