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EASTERBROOK HYPOTHESIS

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Where the range of cues attended to is inversely related to the degree of arousal.

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EASTERBROOK,

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2oth century Canadian psychologist.

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EATING AID

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Technology allowing people with disabilities to eat independently.

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EATING BEHAVIOR

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Any behaviour in relation to eating that may be abnormal. See eating disorder.

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EATING COMPULSION

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An irresistible impulse to eat. See compulsive eating.

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EATING DISORDER

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Any disorder featuring pathological eating behaviour.

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EATING DISORDER NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED,

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Where a disorder does not meet any other criteria and include pica and rumination disorder.

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EBBINGHAUS TEST

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A test using nonsense syllablesto study processes of memory free from any associations.

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EBBINGHAUS, HERMANN

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German psychologist 1850-1909. Famous for memory experiments and seeing how people forget.

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EBBINGHAUS'S CURVE OF RETENTION

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The graphic depiction of forgetting over time after learning.

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