Glossary E

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.

Externalizing the problem means making the problem the opponent, not the child or family . Hence, "removing guilt " becomes the focus of therapy rather than the person's guilty feelings .

Exteroceptive stimulation is a term that relates to sensations associated with external stimuli and involving the senses of vision, hearing, taste, and smell. (see Proprioceptive stimulation )

Extinction refers to the gradual disappearance of a behaviour after it is not followed by a reinforcer.

Extinction burst refers to a temporary increase in the frequency and intensity of responding when Extinction is first implemented.

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