Glossary E

External cause is defined as a cause of behavior that is assumed to lie outside a person.

External frames of reference it is when a child evaluates his or her own performance in light of parent, teacher, or peer feedback and observations of the performance of other children in the class.

External inhibition is defined as a decrease in the strength of the conditioned response due to the presentation of a novel stimulus at the same time as the conditioned stimulus.
External invalidity refers to the possibility that conclusions drawn from experimental results may not be generalizable to the "real" world. Please see Internal invalidity.

External justification refers to a person's reason or explanation for his or her dissonant behavior that resides outside the individual. Example, in order to receive a large reward or avoid a severe punishment
External locus of control refers to the extent to which people believe that their success and failure is determined by external sources, such as by mere luck (that he/she is just lucky) or by other people. It is a belief that reinforcement is under the control of other people, fate, or luck. Moreover, External locus of control is a perception that other persons or events are responsible for one’s fate.
External recruitment is defined as the recruitement of employees from outside the organization.

External rotation refers to the rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of a bone away from the mid-line of the body. External rotation is also known as Rotation laterally, Outward rotation, and Lateral rotation.

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