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ERIC Number: EJ176596
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Publication Date: 1977
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The World Hypotheses Scale: Rationale, Reliability and Validity
Harris, Maxine; And Others
Journal of Personality Assessment, 41, 5, 537-47, Oct 77
Four alternative cognitive assumptions concerning the fundamental meaning of events are presented: formism, or everyday thinking; mechanism, or experimental scientist's thinking; organicism, or systems thinking; and contextualism, or relational thinking. The measurement of individual preferences for these hypotheses and behavioral correlates of the preferences are described. (Author/MV)
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