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University of Massachusetts - Boston
Exercise and Health Science
EHS 340
Julie Wright

340 Study Guide Quiz 2 Lecture Notes • Theory: a set of interrelated concepts, ideas, or propositions, that present a systematic view of a phenomena by specifying relations among variables o An organized set of statements that helps explain reflex/a proposed explanatory solution to a problem/helps describe, explain and predict/helps derive and test hypothesis • Behavioral Theories: are composed of interrelated propositions based on stated assumptions, that tie selected constructs together and create small system for explaining and pretending human behavior • Construct: building blocks o A concept but understood within the context of the specific theory o An idea created by experiences o Laziness, confidence, wellness, motivation, attitude • Variable: specifies how a construct is to be measured • Scientific Met
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