Glossary E

Echopraxia refers to repetitive imitation of another person's movements; a pathological repetition or mimicry of physical gestures and movements of others by a person with catatonic-type schizophrenia.

Eclampsia refers to a progression of Toxemia with similar, but worsening, conditions.

Eclectic refers to the use of resources from various approaches, on account of deeming this to be better than using resources from one approach only.

Eclectic approach means taking the best from a variety of viewpoints. The approach to the history of Psychology taken in this text is Eclectic because it combines coverage of great individuals, the development of ideas and concepts, the spirit of the times, and contributions from other disciplines.

Eclecticism is defined as the use of a range of different forms of treatment by therapists. It is also defined as the willingness to employ the most effective methods available in solving a problem.

Eclectics refer to clinicians/therapists that employ the techniques of more than one (1) theoretical orientation. The nature of the presenting problem determines which orientation to use in a given case. Eclectics are those who borrow from many theories in their attempts to predict and explain human development

Ecological analysis refers to the examination of issues and problems at different levels of the human ecosystem ranging from the individual to macrosystems, examples, cultures or societies

Ecological approach is defined as an approach to the study of cognition emphasizing the natural contexts or settings in which cognitive activities occur, and the influences such settings have in the ways in which cognitive activities are acquired, practiced, and executed.