Glossary E

Extensibility is defined as the ability of muscle to be stretched back to its original length following contraction.

Extension means straightening movement resulting in an increase of the angle in a joint by moving bones apart, as when the hand moves away from shoulder during extension of the elbow joint.

Extensity refers to an ordering parameter of a complex system associated with energy. Here extensity is defined as the area of consciousness in phase space.

Extensor refers to muscle that extends a limb. Extensors are muscles that extend a limb, that is, increase the angle at a joint.

External attribution refers to the the inference that a person is behaving a certain way because of something about the situation he or she is in; the assumption is that most people would respond the same way in that situation

External justification refers to a person's reason or explanation for his or her dissonant behavior that resides outside the individual.

External aids refer to memory aids that rely on environmental resources, such as notebooks or calendars

External attribution refers to the inference that a person is behaving a certain way because of something about the situation he or she is in; the assumption is that most people would respond the same way in that situation. External attribution ascribe the causes of behavior to situational demands and environmental constraints.

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