This paper suggests procedures for testing behavioral theory with scripture. A theory of self-betrayal (Warner, et. al., 1979) is examined against the series of self-betrayal "strategies" Cain used to avoid the consequences of killing his brother Abel. The theory fits and explains well the behavior of Cain. A second example of testing theory with scripture deals with guidelines for assessing fundamental assumptions upon which theories of behavior are constructed.
Brower, Stephen L.
"Testing Theories of Behavior with Scripture,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol8/iss2/7