Glossary F

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.

- False uniqueness effect (Better-than-average effect, Lake Wobegon effect) : False uniqueness effect (Better-than-average effect, Lake Wobegon effect) refers to the tendency to underestimate the number of other people who share one’s most prized characteristics and abilities
False-belief task refers to a type of task used in theory-of-mind studies, in which the child must infer that another person does not possess knowledge that he or she possesses, that is, that other person holds a belief that is false. Moreover, False-belief task is defined as a method of assessing one’s understanding that people can hold inaccurate beliefs that can influence their conduct, wrong as these beliefs may be