First Quantitative Law Of Psychology See Webers Law

FISKE AND MADDI'S PERSONALITY THEORY. See FESTINGER'S COGNITIVE DISSONANCE THEORY.

FIT THEORY OF COLLEGE SATISFACTION. A number of studies in educational psychology have assessed whether the degree of "fit" between student characteristics and college environment variables predicts one's college satisfaction. Results supporting the fit theory of college satisfaction include the following aspects: level of college satisfaction is related directly to the degree of congruence between student orientations and attributes of the college; students' perceptions of the degree of fit between themselves and their college; the educational orientations of students and faculty; and students regarding their major field of study. Other factors that influence college satisfaction are: social integration and structure, social support, quantity of student's peer relationships, extracurricular activities, and informal faculty-student contact. See also BUFFERING MODEL/HYPOTHESIS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT; SELF-CONSISTENCY AND SELF-ENHANCEMENT THEORIES; STUDENT RETENTION/ATTRITION MODEL. REFERENCES

Okun, M. A., & Weir, R. M. (1990). Toward a judgment model of college satisfaction. Educational Psychology Review, 2, 59-76. Weir, R. M. (1990). The joint effects of positive college events, social support, and self-esteem on college satisfaction. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

FITTS' LAW. See HICK'S LAW; INFORMATION/INFORMATION-PROCESSING THEORY.

FIXATION, LAW OF. See TOTAL TIME HYPOTHESIS/LAW.

FLETCHER-MUNSON/ISOPHONIC CONTOUR. See APPENDIX A, EQUAL-LOUDNESS CONTOUR EFFECT.

FLOATING-FINGER ILLUSION. See APPENDIX A.

FLOOR/BASEMENT, OR BASEMENT/ FLOOR, EFFECT. See MEASUREMENT THEORY; NORMAL DISTRIBUTION THEORY.

FLOUREN'S THEORY. See WHORF-SAPIR HYPOTHESIS/THEORY.

FLUCTUATION THEORY OF STIMULUS CHANGE. See ESTES' STIMULUS SAMPLING THEORY.

FLYNN EFFECT. See INTELLIGENCE, THEORIES/LAWS OF.

FOCAL-CONFLICT THEORY. See DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY.

FOOD-SATIATION THEORY. See HUNGER, THEORIES OF.

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