Glossary F

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

False-consensus effect refers to the tendency to believe that our opinions and shortcomings are relatively common.
False-uniqueness effect refers to the tendency to believe that our strengths and virtues are rare and distinctive.
Falsifiability is defined as a criterion for evaluating the scientific merit of theories. A theory is "Falsifiable" when it is capable of generating predictions that could be disconfirmed.
Falsifiability view refers to the assertion by Popper that negative results of a test are more informative than positive results

Deutsch: Falsifikation

Falsification refers to a form of deception that creates a fiction; a lie.

familial aggregation refers to the extent to which a disorder would be found among a patient’s relatives.

Familial concentration refers to the rate of occurrence of a particular characteristic, such as specific language impairment within a family . High Familial concentration suggests a genetic basis.