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Clinical psychology and the philosophy of science

Author: William T O'Donohue
Publisher: Cham ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
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Is psychology really a science? If it is not a science as physics or chemistry is, can it be a science of another kind? Does the discipline play by valid scientific rules? Can we prove this? These questions have been debated for over a century, and clear-cut answers have yet to find consensus. Proposing provocative new directions in critical thinking, Clinical Psychology and the Philosophy of Science asks readers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William T O'Donohue
ISBN: 9783319001852 331900185X
OCLC Number: 843761765
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
The Major Problems of the Philosophy of Science and Clinical Psychology --
Epistemology and Logical Positivism --
Popper: Conjectures and Refutations --
The Spell of Kuhn on Psychology --
Four Other Major Philosophers of Science --
Post-Modernism, Social Constructionism, and the Science Wars --
The Complexity of Science Studies: Multiple Perspectives on a Human Endeavor.
Responsibility: William O'Donohue.
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Clinical psychologists have long shown considerable interest in the philosophy of science. This book presents an overview of current schools of thought in the philosophy of science that is accessible  Read more...

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