PSY 490 Week 3 DQ 2 - 96798

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What is a single-cause explanation? Why do you think that individuals gravitate towards single-cause explanations? Give at least one specific example to justify your response. Response: A single-cause explanation is an oversimplified statement of cause that allows for no alternative possibilities. For example, “Children swear to get attention.” It may be true that some children, on some occasions swear deliberately to get attention, but it is also true that some do it to imitate the adults in their lives, to sound cool, or a host of other reasons. I think that people gravitate toward single-cause explanations because they give a sense of knowledge and understanding, particularly in complicated areas. For myself, I am very uncomfortable with all things mathematical and thus when facing mathematical problems I want...
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What is a single-cause explanation? Why do you think that individuals gravitate towards single-cause explanations? Give at least one specific example to justify your respo