DOCTRINE OF CAUSES By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Belief of Aristotle that explanantions of causality have 4 modes- formal, final, material, efficient that correspond to plan, goal, substance and work done. See cause. DOCTRINE OF CAUSES: "Doctrine of causes was the belief of Aristotle." Related Psychology Terms CAUSE CAUSE EFFICIENT CAUSE ARISTOTELIAN CAUSATION TAGGING SPIRITUALISM CAUSALITY MEANS-ENDS ANALYSIS BAYESIAN BELIEF NETWORK Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOCTRINE OF CAUSES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/doctrine-of-causes/ (accessed October 21, 2020).