Characteristics of a growing paradigm crisis

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Characteristics of a growing paradigm crisis:  1. Growing number of anomalies.  2. Gradual and simultaneous emergence of both observational and  conceptual recognition.  3. Consequent changes of paradigm categories and procedures often  accompanied by resistance.  Sooner or later the paradigm or model begins to strain. People have  difficulty accounting for new data with the paradigm. New data from new  areas as well. Generally a problem both considered important, well- documented factually and consensually valid but at the same time  anomalous occurs. This leads to the formulation of primitive explanatory  systems not strictly consistent with the paradigm. Eventually these  explanatory systems become incompatible with the accepted paradigm. If  the new paradigm:  1. works on most cases  2. provides greater explanatory power  3. salvages most of the old paradigm's knowledge 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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