Flashcards in Psychological Theory Deck (4)
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
Truth are Three C's:
statement true in virtue if is correspondence with what is really there
True only as it is held by standard of the day (tendency to relativism)