Unformatted text preview: studying is under the control of the social attention you provide. You test this by providing and not providing social attention on random days while you monitor the amount of studying. This procedure demonstrates the causal factors underlying a phenomenon by demonstrating the phenomenon in animal models. Example: Animal models could be used to demonstrate that language evolves and works the way we think it does. This is the creation or synthesis of an explanation or theory. It is the integration of an event into a large coherent body of knowledge. A detailed treatment of what it means to explain a phenomenon is covered later in this chapter. Theoretical synthesis could be seen as essential for the establishment of a phenomenon’s complete cause in the Aristotelian meanings of the term "cause."...
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, coherent, causal factors, specific behavioral phenomenon