EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

This term is used for “those aspects of movement which are distinctive enough to differentiate one individual from another” (Allport and Vernon, 1933). They...

EXTRAVERSION (Extroversion)

The tendency to direct one's interest and energies towards the outer world of people and things as opposed to the inner world of the...

EXOTIC PSYCHOSES

Severe psychiatric disorders found in primitive cultures but not in Western society. The term is usually applied to functional conditions such as amok, latah,...

EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY

A form of depth psychotherapy developed by Karl A. Whitaker and Thomas P. Malone (1953), in which the patient achieves greater maturity largely through...

EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY

A personality-trait disturbance characterized by immaturity and lack of control over emotional reactions.In unstable persons minor obstacles or irritations produce major outbursts of anger,...

ENCOPRESIS (Enchopresis)

Involuntary defecation not caused by organic defect or illness.In our culture inability to control bowel function after the age of two is an indication...

ENERGIZER (Antidepressant)

A stimulating, mood-elevating drug used primarily in combating depressions.Two types of energizers, or “psychoanaleptics,” are in use today: MAO inhibitors, which have a largely...

ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY (Human Engineering)

A field of applied psychology devoted to technical aspects of the work process, particularly the improvement of methods of work, the working environment, the...

ENTROPY (literally “turning toward or turning inward”)

A diminished capacity for spontaneous change; the inability to translate psychic or physical energy into a new form.In its psychiatric use the term is...

ENURESIS (Bed-wetting)

Persistent involuntary discharge of urine, usually during sleep, after the age of three. Bed-wetting may occur every night, several times a week, or only...

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