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14 Topic Pages Found in Psychology and starting with the letter E
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Ebbinghaus, Hermann (1850 - 1909)

Hermann Ebbinghaus was one of the first scientists to study memory experimentally. He is known for his methodical experiments using nonsense

electroconvulsive therapy

in psychiatry, treatment of mood disorders by means of electricity; the broader term "shock therapy" also includes the use of chemical agents. The


( əlĕk´´trōĕnsĕf´´əlŏg'rafē ), science of recording and analyzing the electrical activity of the brain . Electrodes, placed on or just under the

Ellis, Albert (1913 - 2007)

Albert Ellis, the American psychologist who is most famous for developing rational emotive behavior therapy, grew up in New York City, child to a

Open Emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence

The term emotional intelligence (EI) was introduced to the scholarly literature in 1990 in two journal articles written by Peter Salovey and John D.

Open Emotions

Over the last 10 years, the field of psychology has witnessed an increased interest in emotional processes. This interest has been fueled by


In the broadest sense, empathy refers to the reactions that one person has to the observed experiences of another. Beyond this general definition,

Open epilepsy

a chronic disorder of cerebral function characterized by periodic convulsive seizures. There are many conditions that have epileptic seizures. Sudden

Erikson, Erik (1902 - 1994)

German-born US psychoanalytic theorist who contributed to the understanding of human mental development. Erikson coined the phrase identity crisis ,

Erikson's stages of psychosocial development

In one biography, Erik Erikson is referred to as an architect of identity. He was trained in psychoanalysis, and one of his main scholarly interests