ENACTIVE REPRESENTATION

Representing objects and events through action and movement. See enactive mode.

ENCOPRESIS

The repeated and involuntary defecation occurring after age 4 not due to a general mental condition. Compare fecal incontinence.

ENDOCRINE

Relating to chemical signalling where a chemical messenger is released by a cell and carried to a target cell where it exerts an effect.

ENDOPLASM

The less dense cytoplasm filling the bulk of the cell. Compare ectoplasm.

ENERGIZING

The mental skill of revitalising us when we feel fatigued.

ENRICHED ENVIRONMENT

An environment offering many opportunities for activity with lots of sensory and intellectual stimulation. See enrichment.

ENTROPY

1. Quality of thermodynamics that measures the energy of a closed system. 2. Statistics. Measure of the disorder of a closed system. 3. Information...

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINISM

Philosophical idea where individual differences are put down to emvironmental factors, that is nurture opposed to nature. Compare biological determinism- genetic determinism' see determinism.

ENVIRONMENTALISM

1. A concept thet learning and environment are the main behaviour determinents. 2. Policy emphasising the relationships between people and the natural environment.

EPIDEMIC HYSTERIA

An outdated term for an outbreak of seemingly uncontrolled emotion such as laughing, fear, panic or violence in a large group of people.. See...

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