Which of the following statements is/are true about abstract constructs like prejudice, compassion, or empathy?
A. They cannot be measure because they don t exist B. They can be measured even though they don t really exist C. They exist and can be measure through direct observations D. All of the above are true E. None of the above are true
The correct answer is option B. Abstract constructs such as prejudice, empathy and compassion can be measured even though they do not exist. Abstracts are just feelings of things we cannot see or touch, this makes it hard to measure them, although the measurements are carried out in a scientific way.
The measurements can be conducted by engaging in a wide range of methods. This measurement differs in humans because we experience these feelings in diverse forms. They must be conducted carefully. Truly they don't exist, but they can be measure, though not through direct observations. This makes other options wrong.