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Positivism in psychology : historical and contemporary problems

Author: Charles W Tolman
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992.
Series: Recent research in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to this volume believe that, while virtually every theoretically engaged psychologist today openly rejects positivism in both its 19th- and 20th-century forms, it is indispensible to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Tolman
ISBN: 0387977007 9780387977003 3540977007 9783540977001
OCLC Number: 24288362
Description: 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Positivism Versus People: What Should Psychology Be About?.- 2. The Demise of Logical Positivism: Implications of the Duhem-Quine Thesis for Psychology.- 3. Neopositivism and Perception Theory.- 4. Positivist Conceptions of Induction and the Rejection of Classificatory Methods in Psychological Research.- 5. Antecedents of Operationism: A Case History in Radical Positivism.- 6. Operationism, Scientism, and the Rhetoric of Power.- 7. Watson's Positivism: Materialist or Phenomenalist?.- 8. Positivism and the Prospects for Cognitive Science.- 9. Positivism and Cognitive Psychology: A Second Look.- 10. Problems and Prospects for Cognitive Constructionism in Postpositivist Psychology.- 11. Positivist Influences in "Environment-Behavior" Studies: Egon Brunswik and Contemporary Social Ecology.- 12. Mediating Between Mentalism and Objectivism: The Conventionality of Language.
Series Title: Recent research in psychology.
Responsibility: Charles W. Tolman, editor.
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