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In logical behaviorism the meaning of psychological statements are their verification conditions, which consist of performed overt behavior. Environmental determinism, also known as climatic determinism or geographical determinism, is the view that the physical environment, rather than social conditions, determines culture. Those who believe this view say that humans are strictly defined by stimulus-response and cannot deviate. The objective study of third-person behavior; the data of psychology must be inter-subjectively verifiable; no theoretical presciptions. The principle of parsimony, also called ockham s razor is the principle that one should not multiply entities unnecessarily or make further assumptions than are needed, and in general that one should pursue the simplest hypothesis. Adoption of this principle, though seemingly obvious, leads to problems about the role of simplicity in science, especially when choosing between hypotheses that are not (or are not known to be) equivalent.

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