PPE_Notes_1.14.08 - PPE Class 4/8/2008 Theory: Aggression...

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PPE Class 02:53:17 Theory: Aggression is affected to the models you are exposed to when you’re young o Testable hypothesis: test how to see what influences aggression, Bobo Doll Test The important thing for a theory is to have multiple hypotheses that put the theory at risk that if proven right will definitely prove it. Theory has several key purposes o Serves as a guide for researchers o Organizes known findings o Makes predictions about behavior and psychological phenomena that no one has yet documented or observed. Good theory will make a new discovery Standards for evaluation theories o Comprehensiveness o Testability (is it falsifiable) You can put it at risk o Parsimony The simplest explanation is the best o Compatibility and integration across domains and levels o Internally consistent All parts of the theory agree with each other o Guides action “In real life.” There is nothing so practical as a good theory Helps you understand thing and make predictions
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PPE 3003h taught by Professor Sager during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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PPE_Notes_1.14.08 - PPE Class 4/8/2008 Theory: Aggression...

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