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dc.contributor.authorMaher, Brendan Arnold
dc.contributor.authorGottesman, Irving I.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T21:28:56Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationMaher, Brendan A., and Irving I. Gottesman. 2005. Deconstructing, reconstructing, preserving Paul E Meehl's legacy of construct validity. Psychological Assessment 17 (4): 415-422.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1040-3590 (Print)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4724763
dc.description.abstractThe question of the status of cause-and-effect explanations of human behavior that posit physically existing causative factors and those that, on the other hand, posit hypothetical entities in the form of "useful fictions" has a long history. The influence of the works of Jeremy Bentham and Hans Vaihinger, as well as the later influence of Francis Galton, is described. Issues of the validity of hypothetical constructs and related problems of measurement and definition as found in psychoanalytic theory construction and in trait theory are examined. The significant and continuing interest generated by the landmark studies of K. MacCorquodale and P. E. Meehl (1948) and L. J. Cronbach and P. E. Meehl (1955) as well as the central importance of P. E. Meehl's thinking are described.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.17.4.415en_US
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dc.subjecthistory of scienceen_US
dc.subjectphilosophy of scienceen_US
dc.subjectconstruct validityen_US
dc.titleDeconstructing, Reconstructing, Preserving Paul E Meehl's Legacy of Construct Validityen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPsychological Assessmenten_US
dash.depositing.authorMaher, Brendan Arnold
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dc.identifier.doi10.1037/1040-3590.17.4.415*
dash.contributor.affiliatedMaher, Brendan


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