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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 didn’t 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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- Fall '11
- logical deductive reasoning, Daniel Robinson, distinctive individual qualities, heuristic) value