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...

ECOLOGICAL STUDIES

Ecology is the scientific study of the mutual relations between organisms and their environment.Ecological research on animals and plants focuses on their geographic distribution...

EFFECTORS

The organs of response and adjustment.Effectors are the mechanisms by which organisms react to their environment. Effector cells were the first cells to be...

EGO

A psychoanalytic term denoting the part of the personality which carries on relationships with the external world.The ego is conceived as a group of...

EGO IDEAL

The image of the self we would like to be or think we ought to become.The ego ideal comprises our aspirations and goals, as...

EGO-INVOLVEMENT

The perception of a situation in terms of its relation to our purposes and satisfactions. Sherif and Sherif, who have developed the concept, define...

EGO PSYCHOTHERAPY

A therapeutic approach developed by Paul Federn and his disciple Edoardo Weiss, based upon the theory that mental disturbance involves a blurring of the...

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