A Glossary of Descriptive Psychology Concepts

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  1. The converse of Significance.
  2. A kind of Performance, therefore, the most easily visible part of Behavior.
  3. In general, behavior has a multilevel structure involving
    1. the behavior, which is "what the person is up to" or "what the person's really doing"; and
    2. one or more "implementation" behaviors, which is what observation reports of behavior generally describe.
The Actor doesn't, in general, have a problem with significance, because Actors begin with that. Actors' problems lie mainly in creating implementations. In contrast, the Observer will begin with the Actor's implementations (since those are most readily observable), then encounter issues around "What is the Actor doing by doing that?"