Accession Number : AD0787804

Title :   Individual Differences as a Crucible in Theory Construction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Underwood,Benton J.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The argument is advanced that nomothetic theory development in psychology would be enhanced if an individual-differences variable is initially identified with theoretical processes. Such identification allows an immediate test of the validity of the theoretical formulation since the individual-differences variable must predict performance of the subjects if the theory is to survive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Psychology, Theory, Experimental data, Methodology, Processing

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE