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Theoretical issues in psychology : an introduction

Author: Sacha Bem; Huibert Looren de Jong
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The 3rd edition of Theoretical Issues in Psychology provides an authoritative overview of the conceptual issues in psychology which introduces the underlying philosophies that underpin them. It includes new insights across the philosophy of science combined with increased psychological coverage to show clearly how these two communities interrelate, ensuring an integrative understanding of the fundamental debates and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sacha Bem; Huibert Looren de Jong
ISBN: 9780857029782 0857029789 9780857029799 0857029797 9781526402097 1526402092 9781446281437 1446281434
OCLC Number: 825557837
Notes: Previous edition: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006, reprinted 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013.
Description: xi, 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Science : why, and how? Some basic ideas in scientific method --
chapter 2. Kind of explanations : laws, interpretations and functions --
chapter 3. Philosophy of science (1) : logical positivism and its failure --
chapter 4. Philosophy of science (2) : criticism and alternatives to positivism --
chapter 5. Sociology and psychology of science --
chapter 6. Introducing philosophy of mind, brain and cognition --
chapter 7. Modern approaches to mind (1) : the language-based view : functionalism and the computational theory of mind --
chapter 8. Modern approaches to mind (2) : the brain-based view : neurophilosophy, connectionism and dynamicism --
chapter 9. the extended mind : biology, body, and environment --
chapter 10. consciousness and free will.
Responsibility: Sacha Bem and Huib Looren de Jong.

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