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Puzzle-solving in psychology: The neo-Galtonian vs. nomothetic research focuses

Authors
  • Vautier, Stéphane
  • Lacot, Émilie
  • Veldhuis, Michiel1, 2
  • 1 Université de Toulouse
  • 2 Utrecht University
Type
Published Article
Journal
New Ideas in Psychology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
33
Pages
46–53
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2013.10.002
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

•We compare the neo-Galtonian and nomothetic research focuses.•A main difference is how approximation is restricted.•Neo-Galtonian approximation raises the issue of falsifiability.•General empirical facts can be falsified by the observation of single cases.•Falsified general facts can be repaired by contraction or expansion.

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