A person’s conscious views toward people, objects, or concepts. That is, the person is aware of the feelings he or she holds in a certain context.
Example: His grandfather is unapologetically racist; the man makes no attempt to hide his negative views toward members of various ethnic minorities.
Grinnell, R. (2009). Explicit Attitudes. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 30, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2009/explicit-attitudes/