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.

ELEMENTARISM

1. Scientific theory. Used to explain a complex thing by breaking it down to simple, elemental units. 2. Belief that a procedure is appropriate...

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Evaluating the situational and environmental variables that influence beahviour based on disordered functioning is rooted in the social system.

EDGE THEORY

The theory that when we are in a life threatening situation the anxiety produces a survival function.

EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING

Coping strategy focusing on regulating negative emotional reactions to a stressor. See secondary coping. Compare problem focused coping.

EROTICISM

1.The quality of being sexually arousing. 2. Preoccupation with sexual excitement. 3. Using sexually arousing themes in art and entertainment. 4. Pleasurable sensations associated...

EXTERNAL WORLD

The world of real and existing things external to and independent of our consciousness. See cartesian self- absolute reality- objective reality.

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