Extrinsic [ɛksˈtʁɪnzɪʃ] means from outside (stimulated), not coming out of one's own accord . The word extrinsic comes from the Latin extrinsecus and is commonly used to describe external factors or motivations. The opposite term is intrinsic (from within, due to the incentives in the matter).
Extrinsic factors are understood to mean all influences that take place from outside. These can be risk factors as well as parameters in chemical reactions. The term extrinsic factor often refers to the chemical compounds cobalamins , which contain vitamin B 12 .
- Extrinsic motivation - as opposed to intrinsic motivation
- Extrinsic metal hardening. See also: extrinsic conductivity and lattice defects
- Extrinsic Affective Simon Task (EAST)