Glossary E

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.

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.

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