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Hedge word refers to a way of speaking in which the speaker renounces or denies the validity of what he or she is saying by using certain words to decrease his or her perceived assertiveness .
Hedonic adaptation refers to the phenomenon that occurs when the mental scale that people use to judge the pleasantness and unpleasantness of their experiences shifts so that their ne

Hedonic treadmill refers to a Theory proposing that people stay at about the same level of happiness regardless of what hap

Hedonism: refers to the idea held by the classical school, that people only act according to what they find pleasurable and in their self -interest.

Hedonism REBT refers to a philosophical term referring to the concept of seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. In REBT, responsible Hedonism refers to maintaining pleasure over the long-term by avoiding short-term pleasures that may lead to pain, such as alcohol or cocaine .

Hedonist refers to a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit of pleasure and self -gratification. Also Hedonistic, of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Hedonist or Hedonism.

Hedonistic calculus or utilitarianism refers to
the belief , first proposed by Jeremy Bentham, that behavior holds value to any individual undertaking it according to the amount of pleasure or pain that it can be expected to produce for that person.

Heebie-Jeebies is defined as eExtreme nervousness; jitters, creeps. Heebie-Jeebies is a term coined by cartoonist Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) in his comic strip Barney Google.