ENVIRONMENTAL PRESS

A situation in the environment arousing a need , mainly for adaptation.

EGO INVOLVEMENT

The extent to whcich we see an attitude object as being important or significant. Also called attitudinal involvement- personal involvement- self reliance. See centarlity...

EPICRITIC SENSATION

A cutaneous sensation such as pressure or temperature that is detected at a low level of sensitivity.

ELATION

A mood of exaggerated well-being and joyous excitement accompanied by restless energy and a confident, optimistic attitude.The most typical psychiatric manifestation of elation is...

EMOTIONAL DEPRIVATION

The lack of warmth, affection and interest by the caregiver to the child.

EMPIRICAL VALIDITY

The validity that is based on results of observation and experimentation.

ESTEEM NEEDS

Part of Maslow's motivational hierarchy. His 4th level where we strive for a sense of personal value.

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,...

EGO INTEGRATION

The process of organising the aspects of personality such as drives, attitudes and aims into a balanced whole.

ELABORATION

1. Process of linking information to be emembered to information we already know. See elaborative rehearsal. 2. Developing an idea by incorporating details to...

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