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A scientifically testable explanation or proposal.

Example: A researcher organizing a psychology study thinks that people who are angered right before completing a task are more likely to finish the task quickly, compared with non-angered people. This is her hypothesis.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Hypothesis. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/hypothesis/