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ego involvement

the extent to which a task or other target of judgment is perceived as psychologically significant or important to one’s self-esteem. It is presumed to be a determinant of attitude strength. Also called attitudinal involvement; personal involvement; self-relevance. See also centrality of an attitude; importance of an attitude.

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Psychology term of the day

February 26th 2024



n. a feeling of intense pleasure and elation, including that experienced in some mystical states, during orgasm, with aesthetic reveries, and in drug-induced states. Such extreme euphoria also may occur in the context of a hypomanic episode or a manic episode. —ecstatic adj.


n. the popular name for MDMA.