Abstract

Many concepts in developmental psychology are inferred or confirmed from very particular experimental or naturalistic observations but investigators often generalize their validity to a broad domain of situations. This permissiveness is affecting progress. This paper provides examples of this error and criticizes the tendency to award essences to predicates representing psychological processes.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-0266
Print ISSN
0272-930X
Pages
pp. 291-298
Launched on MUSE
2004-06-04
Open Access
No
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