Glossary F

False alarm is defined as the incorrect reporting of the presence of a signal on a trial in which only noise occurs
- False belief (understanding) : False belief (understanding) is defined as the understanding that other people can hold beliefs that contradict reality and that they will act on those beliefs. False-belief understanding is an important component of theory of mind understandings.

False consensus effect refers to man's incorrect belief that others agree with him.

False hope syndrome refers to the tendency to try repeatedly but unsuccessfully to achieve a goal because of unrealistic expectations about the likelihood of success
False identification it is when a witness incorrectly identifies an innocent suspect as the person who committed a crime

False memory refer to "recollections” of "events” that never in fact occurred.

Moreover, False memory is "Remembering” items or events that did not occur.

See also Recovered memory.

- False memory syndrome : False memory syndrome refers to a a memory of a past traumatic experience that is objectively false but that people believe occurred

false negative refers to assessment error in which no pathology is noted, that is, test results are negative when one is actually present.