Ex: The theory of "Global Warming " helps us make sense of various meterological "anomalies"
Ex: Psychiatric theories of child abuse focus our attention on the personality characteristics of the child abuser; Sociological theories of child abuse focus on social stress combined with aspects of culture and family dynamics.
QUESTIONS: Do you need a theory to predict . . . why or why not? How can theory help prediction?
Ex: Einstein's Theory of Relativity led us to ask new questions space travel, time travel, and other things related to the speed of light.
Ex: S.A.R.S. and the traveling professor
Ex: Theory of cooperative learning has changed the "achitecture" of elementary school classrooms.
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