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Psychology Glossary: F Index

These are brief definitions of psychology terms beginning with F. Click on the term for a more detailed definition.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Face Validity Definition
Face validity is a very simple type of validity that involves look at the "face value" of a particular measure.

False Memory Definition
False memories are distorted or even fabricated recollections of events.

Fight-or-Flight Response Definition
The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a psychological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically...

Figure-Ground Perception Definition
Figure-ground perception involves being able to simplify a scene into a figure and background.

Fixation Definition
A fixation can occur when a person become "stuck" at a particular point in psychosexual development.

Fixed-Interval Schedule Definition
A fixed-interval schedule is a schedule of reinforcement where the first response is rewarded only after a specified amount of time has elapsed...

Fixed-Ratio Schedule Definition
A fixed-ratio schedule is a schedule of reinforcement where a response is reinforced only after a specified number of responses...

Fluid Intelligence Definition
Fluid intelligence involves thinking abstractly and reasoning quickly and tends to decline with age.

Forensic Psychology Definition
Forensic psychology is a field that deals with both psychology and the law...

Formal Operation Stage Definition
In Piaget's stages of cognitive development, the formal operation stage is a period between age twelve and adulthood...

Frequency Distribution Definition
A frequency distribution is often used in psychology research to organize and present data. Learn more about frequency distributions and view an example.

Fully Functioning Person Definition
According to Carl Rogers, a fully functioning person represents the ideal personality...

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