Glossary E

Expertise is defined as the amount of knowledge or skill possessed by a leader; a quality of individuals who focus their intelligence on intensive study, training , and repeated opportunities for problem solving within a domain in which they become specialists.

Expiatory Punishment refers to the view that the amount of Punishment should match the badness of behavior, but without the idea that the form of Punishment should fit the crime.

Explanation refer to statements that make a set of events intelligible

Explanatory adequacy is defined as the extent to which a grammar can explain the facts of language acquisition . Please see also Descriptive adequacy and Observational adequacy.

Explanatory style refers to how people explain the events of their lives. There are three facets of how people can explain a situation that can lean toward optimism or pessimism: 

Explicit attitudes is defined as the consciously accessible attitudes that can be misrepresented by self -report; evaluations that people can report consciously controlled and conscious evaluative responses

Explicit cognition refers to thinking and thought processes of which humans are consciously aware.

Explicit knowledge refers to knowledge of how to perform various acts . (See Tacit knowledge)

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