Glossary F

Functionalist perspective (on emotions) refers to a theory specifying the major purpose of an emotion is to establish, maintain, or change one’s relationship with the environment to accomplish a goal ; emotions are not viewed as discrete early in life but as entities that emerge with age
Functionally disabled refers to a person with a mental or physical impairment that limits his or her 's capacity for independent living.

Functioning adenomas is defined as pituitary tumors that play an "uninvited" role in the operation of the pituitary gland, usually affecting the release of the gland's hormones.
Functions refer to the four (4) ways of receiving and responding to the world. Thinking, feeling , sensing, and intuiting are called Functions.

- Fundamental attribution error : Fundamental attribution error refers to the assumption that how a person behaves is based on personality, with no consideration for the effects of surrounding social, biological, or environmental forces.

- Fundamental attribution error (FAE) : - Fundamental attribution error (FAE) : refers to the dual tendency of observers to underestimate the impact of situational factors or situational influences and to overestimate the influence of dispositional factors on an actor's behavior.

Fundamental frequency refers to the lowest, and usually most intense, frequency of a complex sound; most often perceived as the sound’s basic pitch.

Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO) refers to a theory of group formation and development proposed by Wiliam Schutz that emphasizes compatibility among three (3) basic motives: inclusion , control and affection.

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