DOCTRINE OF CAUSES By N., Sam M.S. - 2 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 Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Terms of Service Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) Dissociative Identity Disorder Legality and Ethics for Case Management Diagnosis and Treatment Planning READABILITY RESEARCH LOCKE, JOHN (1632-1704) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DOCTRINE OF CAUSES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/doctrine-of-causes/ (accessed October 2, 2022).