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Negative correlation is when increases in one variable are accompanied by decreases in another variable. Negative correlation refers to a statistical relationship in which increases in one measure are matched by decreases in the other; association between two variables in which one increases as the other decreases.
Negative discrimination is when a test item is answered incorrectly more frequently for high scorers on the test than for low scorers; the item discriminates in a different direction than the total score of the test.

Negative effectivity refers to an individual's Personality dimension involving a tendency to experience negative emotional states, like Anxiety and depression.

Negative evidence refers to evidence that a particular linguistic expression, a word or sentence, is inappropriate or unacceptable. All the sentences that children hear are positive evidence of possible constructions in the language . Negative evidence would be feedback or correction when the child produces an ungrammatical sentence. The availability of negative evidence in children's input is a matter of some controversy.

Negative Explanatory Style refers to negative way to explain the events in their lives. Pessimists have a negative explanatory style.

Negative feedback is telling employees what they are doing incorrectly in order to improve their performance of a task.

Negative function is a relationship in which increasing values of one variable are associated with decreasing values of a second variable.
Negative identity refers to a clearly defined self -image that is completely contrary to the cultural values of the community. Negative identity is Erikson’s term for an identity that is in direct opposition to that which parents and most adults would advocate

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