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Unformatted text preview: This view which suggests that the naively perceived natural world is not the final arbiter does not imply that "an invisible gorilla stole your money not me" is a legal explanation. Our paradigm does not allow the self-serving postulation of invisible thieves. For example, even if Freudian theory claimed that it is not wrong simply because it presumes something and then goes out to look for examples of what it already knows to be true" (e.g., science presumes conservation of matter and therefore sees the coin move; whereas a Freudian psychology presumes id, ego, and superego, and "sees" id-ego conflict) then, the Freudian paradigm is refutable on the grounds that it is not as parsimonious as the paradigm emphasizing reinforcement. The paradigm emphasizing reinforcement accounts for a very broad range of behavior in a very broad range of life forms. The priority of evaluation may be seen behavior in a very broad range of life forms....
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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.
- Fall '09