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