Advances in Psychological Assessment by Robert J. Sternberg (auth.), James C. Rosen, Paul McReynolds

By Robert J. Sternberg (auth.), James C. Rosen, Paul McReynolds (eds.)

Clinical staff, study psychologists, and graduate scholars in psychology will locate this sequence necessary for preserving abreast of the most recent matters, tools, and strategies of review. This most recent quantity comprises chapters at the Interpersonal type stock, the recent 5 issue idea of character, and grownup sexual offenders.

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A less extreme form of anthropological theorizing is what might be called conditional comparativism. Those who adhere to this point of view believe it is possible to do some kind of conditional comparison in which an investigator sees how different cultures organize experience to deal with a single activity such as writing, reading, or computing. This comparison is possible, however, only if the investigator is in a position to assert that performance of a task or tasks under investigation is an achievement that is attained in every culture being compared.

Piaget, J. (1952).

Similarly, the theories within the metaphors can be more or less useful for particular purposes. Theories, unlike metaphors, can be proven to be wrong, although of course, we cannot prove them to be right, but can only gather evidence that is consistent with them. In comparing theories, we need to keep in mind whether or not they were generated under the same metaphor, because theories generated under different metaphors do not readily 34 ROBERT J. STERNBERG lend themselves to comparison, any more than apples and oranges do.

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