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Theories are collections of ideas that aim to organize thought around a given event. The notions of phenomena, conceptions, propositions, and assumptions are introduced in this week’s readings. This project is intended to help you consider those four features and describe the relationships between them in order to improve your grasp of theory’s foundations and working parts.

Define the terms phenomena, concept, preposition, and assumptions in your own words, referencing at least one source.

Review your definitions and come up with an example from your daily life or practice that incorporates each of the four concepts.

Falls, for example, are a common occurrence in therapeutic practice. A similar assumption is that dementia sufferers have a higher chance of falling. Another theory is that dementia is linked to falling in some way. Patients with dementia are said to have no intention of falling.

Explain how the four elements of your example come together to build a testable theory.


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