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Title: What Makes for a Good Theory? How to Evaluate a Theory Using the Strength Model of Self-Control as an Example
Author(s): Gieseler, Karolin
Loschelder, David D.
Friese, Malte
Editor(s): Sassenberg, Kai
Vliek, Michael L. W.
Language: English
Title: Social Psychology in Action : Evidence-Based Interventions from Theory to Practice
Startpage: 3
Endpage: 21
Publisher/Platform: Springer
Year of Publication: 2019
Place of publication: Cham
Publikation type: Book Chapter
Abstract: This chapter adopts a metascientific perspective and discusses two basic questions: (1) What are criteria for evaluating the quality of a psychological theory? (2) What are criteria for evaluating the empirical evidence related to a theory? The chapter discusses these criteria on a general level and by examining one specific theory and accompanying empirical work as an illustrative example—the Strength Model of Self-Control by Baumeister and colleagues (Baumeister and Heatherton Psychol Inq 7:1–15, 1996; Baumeister and Vohs Adv Exp Soc Psychol 54:67–127, 2016). Although necessarily incomplete, the discussed criteria for the quality of theorizing and empiricism can be applied to many theories in (social) psychological research. They are therefore relevant not only to basic research, but also to any applied work that is grounded in theory.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1007/978-3-030-13788-5_1
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Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/27671
ISBN: 978-3-030-13788-5
Date of registration: 6-Sep-2019
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Psychologie
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Malte Friese
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