Chapter 1 T/F Flashcards Preview

PSYCH 356 ATHABASCA > Chapter 1 T/F > Flashcards

Flashcards in Chapter 1 T/F Deck (20):
1

Useful theories are founded on both speculation and scientific evidence

t

2

The word personality comes from the Latin persona, meaning a mask or facade

t

3

Personality refers mostly to those characteristics that a person projects to the rest of the world

f

4

The terms theory and hypothesis are synonymous

f

5

Philosophy is a broader term than theory

t

6

The terms theory and educated guess are used interchangeably by scientists

f

7

Epistemology is the branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of knowledge

t

8

Science is the branch of study concerned with observation and classification of data and with the verification of general laws

t

9

Theories should be viewed as impractical but interesting speculations

f

10

Theory is a broader term than hypothesis

t

11

Taxonomies are dynamic and generate a multitude of hypotheses

f

12

A useful theory should generate multiple hypotheses

t

13

A cyclic relationship should exist between theory and observation

t

14

The psychology of science studies personal traits of personality theorists

f

15

A useful theory of personality should be falsifiable.

t

16

Personality theorists should avoid being influenced by their own personalities and backgrounds.

f

17

The psychology of science investigates ways in which personal characteristics of scientists influence scientific theory and research.

t

18

The value of a theory rests mostly on the personal characteristics of the theorist who developed it.

f

19

If a theory is falsifiable, it has been proven false

f

20

Personality tests may be reliable yet lack validity.

t