INVERTED-U HYPOTHESIS

Performance and motivation and the proposed correlation between them, the performance is poorest when motivation or arousal at very high or low states. It...

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...

FACE-SAVING BEHAVIOR

is similar to facework, in that face-saving behaviours are acts where an individual will attempt to uphold their dignity addressing a social blunder or...

FIELD EXPERIMENT

an experiment that is not conducted inside a laboratory but is done outside in the real world setting. Participants are exposed to different levels...

FOOT-IN-THE-DOOR TECHNIQUE

the two part procedure for enhancing compliance where a minor initial request is presented immediately before the more substantial target request.

FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE

the ability a person has to endure the tension and to preserve equanimity when met with obstacles. It is a feature of normal cognitive...

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;...

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