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.

EGOPATHY

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

EPIDEMIOLOGY

The study of the distribution and incidence of diseases and disorders. See incidence- relative risk.

ENJOYMENT

The perception of pleasure that is brought on by an activity.

EXCITATORY CONDITIONING

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

EMERGENCY THEORY OF EMOTIONS

The theory that allows us to fight or flight during an emergency. Also called emergency theory.

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...

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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