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Select a psychological theory you are familiar with. Make sure to find a source for the theory that you can refer to and cite. It is always a good idea to define jargon and then illustrate the jargon with examples (in this case from your theory).
With this theory in mind, explain:
the basic theory,
why this is a theory and not a hypothesis, law or model,
the type of explanation the theory provides (mechanistic vs. functional) and why,
the classification of the theory (quantitative or qualitative) and why,
at what level of description the theory operates (descriptive, analogical or fundamental), and
the theorys domain.
In addition include the following in your response:
What is the relationship between theory and research?
How can a researcher use theory to guide the design of their study and/or interpretation of results
Finally, explain if this theory is a good theory using the criteria in your textbook.