Glossary E

Extrafamilial influences refer to social agencies other than the family that influence a child’s or an adolescent’s cognitive , social, and emotional development

Extraneous variable refers to any variable that exists within a study other than the variables being studied. In an experiment , Extraneous variable is any variable other than the independent and dependent variables. Extraneous variables are potential sources of error in the experiment that should be controlled; they encompass everything in the experiment except the independent and dependent variables

Extraordinary means of treatment refer to interventions to sustain life that do not have predictable and well-recognized outcomes; that offer unusual risks, suffering, or burdens for the person being treated or for others; and that may not be effective; such interventions are thought to be optional, meaning it is not mandatory in some systems of moral theology and bioethics

Extrapyramidal means outside the pyramidal tracts , with origin in the basal ganglia . These cell bodies are involved with starting, stopping, and smoothing out movements

Extrapyramidal motor system refers to a system which is responsible for stereotyped postural and reflexive motor activity. The Extrapyramidal motor system also acts to keep individual muscles ready to respond.
Extrasensory perception is defined as the purported ability to perceive events in ways that cannot be explained by known capacities of the sensory organs.
Extrastriate body area (EBA) is defined as an area of the temporal lobe that is activated by pictures of bodies and parts of bodies.

Extraversion is defined as one of the two (2) major attitudes or orientations of personality . Extraversion is associated with valuing objective experience and receiving and responding to the external world rather than thinking about one’s own perceptions or internal world.

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