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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)


Explicit memory refers to the deliberate recall of information that one recognizes as a memory, detectable by direct testing such as asking a person to describe a past event. Memories that are available to conscious awareness and can be directly assessed by tests of recall or recognition memory; see also declarative memory ; contrast with implicit memory. the deliberate, intentional and conscious remembering of information that is learned and remembered at a specific time

Other definition:
Explicit memory refers to a memory that a person is aware of having; a memory that is consciously retrieve, recalled and verbalized. Moreover, Explicit memory refers to a memory that depends on conscious recollection. (see Implicit memory)

Other definition:

Explicit memory refers to a memory that depends on conscious recollection (see Implicit memory)

A list of books about the topic Explicit memory

- Explicit memory test : Explicit memory test refers to a memory test that requires a person to try consciously to remember specific events.

Exploration refers to active questioning and searching among alternatives in the quest to establish goals , values, or beliefs .

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