ParadigmsA paradigm is a model that explains human or natural science theories through using an archetype or especially pertinent pattern or model. For example, the scientific model is a paradigm for seeking theories and laws by building and testing hypotheses. As you probably recall, this model allows us to believe some things to be true until they can be disproven. A structure for a belief system can also be a paradigm. Behaviorism is one paradigm for understanding human nature.
Once you have read paradigms, you should:
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