Glossary F

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

In the psychology context, false modesty refers to a behavior or attitude where an individual downplays their own achievements, skills, or qualities, often in an attempt to appear humble or unassuming, despite actually believing in their superiority or seeking admiration from others. This social strategy can be used to manipulate others' perceptions, avoid envy, or adhere to social norms that value humility. False modesty contrasts with genuine modesty, where individuals genuinely underestimate or undervalue their own accomplishments or qualities.

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.