Personalistic v. Naturalistic Theories of Scientific History


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How is personalistic theory defined?

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1. How is naturalistic theory defined?

2. How is the concept of zeitgeist related to naturalistic theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study questions will help bring to light what you know about personalistic and naturalistic theory in science. For the quiz, you'll be assessed on a definition of personalistic theory and a definition of naturalistic theory, among other key points from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these topics:

  • How naturalistic theory is associated with zeitgeist
  • Achievements made by great men
  • A way in which current events can ultimately drive men and women to do big things

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as personalistic theory and naturalistic theory
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of zeitgeist and how it's connected to naturalistic theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how men and women can be ambitiously driven

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled Personalistic v. Naturalistic Theories of Scientific History to learn more about the following areas:

  • Examples of human historical progress
  • Some well-known men throughout the centuries
  • Historical events which were not man-made