Glossary F

- FAE (Fundamental attribution error) : FAE is the acronmy of Fundamental attribution error which is defined as the tendency to overestimate the causal influence of dispositional factors and underemphasize the causal influence of situational factors. It is the dual tendency of observers to underestimate the impact of situational factors, and to overestimate the influence of dispositional factors on an actor's behavior .
Failure refers to the expectation that you will fail, or belief that you cannot perform well enough.

- Failure to thrive: failure to thrive (FTT) is characterized by weight below the fifth percentile for age, and/ or deceleration in the rate of weight gain from birth to the present of at least 2 standard deviations, using standard growth charts for comparison.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is defined as an act which regulates the use of credit reports used in hiring decisions
Faithful subject role is a term used in a study that refers to a participant''s attempt to follow experimental instructions to the letter and to avoid acting on the basis of any suspicions about the purpose of the experiment .

Fallacy of affirming the consequent refers to a mistake in logic in which a person observes an effect, and ascribes to it a cause.

Fallacy of positive instances is defined as the tendency to remember or notice information that fits one's expectations while forgetting discrepancies.

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