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Unformatted text preview: Individual Behavioral Psychological Unconscious Interpersonal Sociological Sociobiological Integrationist Components Personality structure Motivation Development Psychopathology Psychological health Therapy (change) Criteria for evaluating theories Authority Aristotle Evidence PERSONALITY Logic (philosophy) Epiphany know something you didnt know before The experience was compelling Evaluating philosophical assumptions Coherence Are the statements clear, logical, consistent? Relevance Do they matter? Have bearing on reality? Comprehensiveness Does it accomplish everything? sufficient scope? Profound? Compelling Experiential knowing/epiphany Evaluating scientific statements Verifiability Based on empirical observation Lead to testable hypothesis Compatibility Relationship to authority, previous knowledge Predictive (heuristic) value Anticipate phenomenon we observe, are interested in Parsimony Simplistic; efficient Functional significance Useful, things that matter,...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSY 241 taught by Professor Davidknight during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.
- Fall '11