Science is the human endeavor which asks why things are the way they are

Science is the human endeavor which asks why things are the way they are

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  Science is the human endeavor which asks why things are the way they  are, and which answers that question with a valid integrated answer.  Science best answers "why" and therefore best answers how to fix what's  wrong and how to make things ideal. People who have wanted to  understand and who demanded the truth have given us humanity and the  freedom to enjoy it.   
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III. The Paradigmatic Context of Psychology Within Science  We ask "why" of change. The challenge is to generate a valid paradigmatic  answer. We must see change within a coherent framework. The following  section presents three dimensions within which activities trying to  honestly understand change can be positioned. The terminology will be 
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Unformatted text preview: "equilibrium of adaptation" to emphasize that the change in a phenomenon can best be seen as the new equilibrium resulting from a change in the environment, and under new conditions the equilibrium can change. The first dimension of the structure with which to understand psychology is the goal of that scientific activity. In the last chapter we saw that the types of questions which are asked and the types of answers which are accepted vary as a function of the goals of the researcher. Generally basic research, or research to understand nature, will be used as the illustration, but it is not the only possible goal....
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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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