EVALUATION RESEARCH

Applying scientific principles, methods and theories to identify, describe, measure and predict importnat factors to develop human service delivery systems. See program evaluation.

EGO STRESS

Any situation that challenges the person and produces stress needing our ego to adapt.

EPSILON ALCOHOLISM

The 5th stage of alcoholism. Where periodic binge drinking is broken up by dry periods that can last fro months. See alpha, beta, delta...

ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACH

Used by anthropologists who study community as a way of life.

ECTOPLASM

1.The dense cytoplasm seen at the periphery of a cell. 2. The substance that is supposed to be seen around a medium during a...

EGO-IDEAL

Psychoanalytical theory. The part of the egothat holds positive identifications with parental goals and values we admire and want to emulate.

EXCITATORY CONDITIONING

Pavlovian conditioning. Conditioning where a conditioned stimulus acts as a signal that an unconditioned stimulus will follow.

EGOPATHY

The hostile attitudes and actions comong from an exaggerated sense of self importance. See egomania.

EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in...

EXPECTATION-STATES THEORY

An explanation for status differentiation in groups that proposes members allocate status to those who are capable but also to those who are...

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