Glossary E

External stress refers to the stress on the human system caused by an aspect outside of the body, such as the task itself, the physical environment, work-rest schedules and social relationships.

External validation is defined as the process of testing the validity of a measure, such as an index or scale, by examining its relationship to other, presumed indicators of the same variable. If the index really measures prejudice , for example, it should correlate with other indicators of prejudice.

External validity refers to the degree to which findings can be generalized or extended to people, settings, times, measures, and characteristics other than the ones in the original study.

Externality effect is defined as the tendency of young infants, the one (1) month-olds to direct their attention primarily to the outside of a figure and to spend little time inspecting internal features.
Externalization is defined as a way to defend against the conflict caused by the discrepancy between an idealized and a real self -image by projecting the conflict into the outside world.

externalizing behavior refers to a continuous dimension of behavior that includes a mixture of impulsive, overactive, aggressive, and delinquent acts .

Externalizing disorders is defined as childhood disorders, such as Conduct disorder and Attention deficit/Hyperactivity disorder that are characterized by conduct problems or aggressive or impulsive behaviors .

Externalizing problems are problem behaviors that begin during childhood and encompass acting-out behaviors such as Aggression and delinquent behavior.

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