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Explanation and Experiment in Social Psychological Science : Realism and the Social Constitution of Action

Author: John D Greenwood
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is about explanation and experiment in social psychological science. It argues that traditional empiricist accounts and hermeneutical critiques are fundamentally misconceived. The main purpose of the book is to demonstrate the possibility and potential of a causal and experimental science of meaningful human action. The most important feature of the work is the innovative integration of a realist philosophy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John D Greenwood
ISBN: 9781461388012 1461388015
OCLC Number: 852779154
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages)
Contents: Scientific Empiricism and Scientific Psychology --
Relativism --
Realism --
Causal Explanation --
Theory --
Hermeneutical Psychology --
Causal Explanation and the Meaning of Human Action --
The Social Constitution of Action --
Agency, Causality, and Meaning --
Explanation, Prediction and Control --
The Experimental Analysis of Human Action --
Intentional Simulation --
The Evaluation of Psychological Therapy --
Epilogue --
Notes --
References --
Author Index --
Subject Index.
Responsibility: by John D. Greenwood.

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It aims to provide a philosophy of social psychological science that both embodies sound principles of scientific reasoning and is sensitive to the social psychological dimensions of human action.  Read more...

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