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  1. Measurement Units and Theory Construction.Warren W. Tryon - 1996 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 17 (3):213-228.
    The central thesis of this article is that measurement units are theoretical concepts because measurement presumes theoretical definition. New theoretical constructs can be defined in terms of algebraic combinations of previously defined measurement units. Physics has developed an impressive hierarchical knowledge structure on this basis. The unitless measures favored by psychology preclude the generation of such a knowledge hierarchy. It also leads to definitions of reliability and validity in correlational terms which can result in inaccurate measurement. Psychology has long used (...)
     
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    The Convergence of Cognitive Behaviorism and Ego-Psychology.Warren W. Tryon - 1986 - Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 6 (2):90-97.
    This article begins by detailing central ego-psychological concepts. The next section documents the convergence of cognitive behaviorism on these earlier contributions. The third section indicates likely possibilities for future developments in cognitive behaviorism that will enhance congruence with ego-psychology. 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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    Uncertainty Reduction as Valid Explanation.Warren W. Tryon - 1991 - Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 11 (2):91-98.
    The major premise of this paper is a well accepted definition taken from the mathematics of information theory; information exists only when uncertainty is reduced by some amount. The minor premise of this paper is that all valid explanations be informative to some degree. Hence, the thesis of this paper is that all valid explanations must reduce uncertainty. The quantification of information is explained, direct and indirect explanations examined, equivalence with regression, correlation, and analysis of variance described, weak and strong (...)
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    Further Support for Uncertainty Reduction as Valid Explanation.Warren W. Tryon - 1991 - Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 11 (2):106-110.
    Tryon argues that: a) information is defined as uncertainty reduction, b) valid explanations must be informative, c) therefore valid explanations must reduce uncertainty. Among other sections were two that discussed a point of equivalence between information and statistical theory. Lamiell directs his several criticisms to implications of statistical theory for explanation including the introduction and criticism of null hypothesis testing. This rejoinder nullifies Lamiell’s criticisms and emphasizes the important contributions information theory makes to our understanding and evaluation of explanations. 2012 (...)
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  5. Your Use of the JSTOR Archive Indicates Your Acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, Available At.Warren W. Tryon - 1978 - Behaviorism 6 (2):203-211.
     
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  6. An Operant Explanation of Mowrer's Neurotic Paradox.Warren W. Tryon - 1978 - Behaviorism 6 (2):203-211.
    Mowrer identified a paradox as the central feature of neurosis: that self-defeating behavior is self-perpetuating. Eysenck concluded that this neurotic paradox contradicted the Law of Effect. The present analysis demonstrated this to be true for single contingencies but false for a particular subset of eight binary combinations of response contingencies where one contingency accelerates response omission while the other decelerates response omission. Clinical examples involving phobias and subassertion were presented and implications for clinical treatment and behavioral theory were discussed.
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