Chapter 1, Problem 16P

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Textbook Problem

Explain why *shyness* is a hypothetical construct instead of a concrete variable. Describe how shyness might be measured and defined using an operational definition.

To determine

**To Explain:** Why shyness is a hypothetical construct. Also, determine methods to measure shyness using an operational definition.

Explanation

**Justification:**

Constructs are internal attributes or characteristics that cannot be directly observed but are useful for describing and explaining behaviour. So, shyness is a hypothetical construct because it cannot be measured quantitatively but just observed whether a person is shy or not...

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