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1

What are the three approaches to psychological theory?

1. Reductionism: theories are indirectly about reality. Constructivism
2. Instrumentalism: theories are not about reality but useful
3. Realism: theories are descriptions of reality

2

Truth are Three C's:
Correspondence

statement true in virtue if is correspondence with what is really there

3

Consensus

True only as it is held by standard of the day (tendency to relativism)

4

Coherence

true if self consistent and coherent with other accepted bodies of knowledge