Glossary F

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

false positive refers to assessment error in which pathology is reported, that is, test results are positive when none is actually present.

False pretenses, obtaining property by it means leading a victim to part with property on a voluntary basis through trickery, deceit, or misrepresentation.

False recognition errors is when a subject believes that an item was presented during a study although it was not.

False self it is when good-enough mothering is not available in infancy, children may act as they believe they are expected to. Basically, they adopt their mother’s self rather than develop their own. False self is used in contrast with the True self.

False self-behavior is acting in ways that do not reflect one’s true self or the "true me."

False uniqueness bias refers to the mistaken tendency to think of oneself as being better than most other people.

False uniqueness effect refers to
the tendency to underestimate the commonality of one's abilities and one's desirable or successful behaviors.

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