ELIMINATION DRIVES

The physical and developmental facts about urination and defecation are simple and clear-cut as compared to the amount of theory and emotional concern these...

ESTHETICS

The study of the nature of art and the art experience.Ever since Plato esthetics has been a province of philosophy, but from the time...

EMOTION (General)

Emotions are intense “stirred up” feelings, usually directed toward a specific person or event, and involving widespread visceral and skeletal changes.The feelings involved in...

EMOTION (Theories)

There appear to be three general aspects of emotional response. First, the perceptual or cortical aspect: the recognition of a situation as threatening, fearful,...

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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