KNOWLEDGE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

A positive attitude toward a friend may assist in attributing that person's negative behaviour to situational factors rather that personal characteristics, and the role...

EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

FEAR OF SUCCESS

is effectively the binary opposite of a fear of failure, where the individual will fear succeeding at a specific project or subject (at an...

FOLIE A TROIS

Another shared psychotic disorder where 3 people in the same family share the same or similar delusions. French for triple insanity.

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 FIXEDNESS

a term used in problem solving where there is a tendency to cling to set patterns and overlook possible new approaches. May overlook different...

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 BEHAVIOR

These are the actions that are performed by the group as a whole and the people taking part. Applies to actions influenced by the...

INTERDEPENDENCE THEORY

theory applied to the approach to analysing social interactions and relationships that focuses on how each person's outcomes depend on the actions of others....

INTERROLE CONFLICT

The role conflict that occurs when individuals have one role or more when within a group and the behaviours and expectations and associated and...

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