Dispositions

Felipe Romero*, Carl Craver

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Abstract

It is common in psychiatry and other sciences to describe an individual or a type of individual in terms of its disposition to manifest specific effects in a particular range of circumstances. According to one understanding, dispositions are statistical regularities of an individual or type of individual in specific circumstances. According to another understanding, dispositions are properties of individuals in virtue of which such regularities hold. This en- try considers a number of ways of making each of these senses of disposition more precise while discussing a number of dangers lurking in careless use of the concept of a disposition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology
Place of PublicationNew York, United States
PublisherWiley
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780470671276
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20-Jan-2015
Externally publishedYes

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