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Romero, Felipe and Craver, Carl (2014) Dispositions. The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology.

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Abstract

It is common in psychiatry and other sciences to describe an individual or a type of individual in terms of its disposition to manifest specific effects in a particular range of circumstances. According to one understanding, dispositions are statistical regularities of an individual or type of individual in specific circumstances. According to another understanding, dispositions are properties of individuals in virtue of which such regularities hold. This entry considers a number of ways of making each of these senses of disposition more precise while discussing a number of dangers lurking in careless use of the concept of a disposition.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Romero, Felipef.romero@uvt.nl
Craver, Carl
Keywords: disposition, mechanism, regularity, testing in psychology, behaviorism, personality traits
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr. Felipe Romero
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:08
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 14:08
Item ID: 12958
Journal or Publication Title: The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp255
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp255
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Biology > Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Date: 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12958

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