Glossary F

- 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

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

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

falsification is defined as a form of deception that creates a fiction; a lie.

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