EXPLANATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The account to provide meaning for an event or phenomenom. See scientific explanation. EXPLANATION: "An explanation describes why we have done something." Related Psychology Terms SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION DEDUCTIVE-NOMOLOGICAL MODEL RISKY PREDICTION PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ELIMINATIVISM LINEAR CAUSATION FINITE-STATE GRAMMAR COVERING-LAW MODEL NARRATIVE METHOD X NEW-AGE THERAPY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXPLANATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/explanation/ (accessed January 19, 2019).