Glossary F

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.

Familial mental retardation is defined as form of mental retardation that does not involve biological damage, but instead represents the low end of the normal distribution of intelligence