Contextualism in Psychological Research?
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Contextualism in Psychological Research? : A Critical Review

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Providing a critical evaluation of the assets and limitations of contextualism for doing research in psychology and education, the authors compare contextualism, modified contextualism and mechanism as approaches to doing science, as well as their merits in studying closed versus open systems.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 234.7 x 16mm | 403.7g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0761909974
  • 9780761909972

Table of contents

Contextualism Its Definition, Origins, Current Manifestations and AlliesPhilosophy of Science and PsychologyThe Metaphilosophy of Stephen PepperPhilosophic Contextualism and Modified Contextualism DescribedPhilosophic Contextualism and Academic Psychology A Comparison and EvaluationDevelopmental Contextualism and Academic Psychology A Comparison and EvaluationFunctional Contextualism and Academic Psychology A Comparison and EvaluationAre Mainstream Psychology and the Various Contextualisms in Competition, and Should They Be?Underdetermination, Incommensurability and RelativismDownplaying Ontologyshow more

About E. J. Capaldi

Robert Proctor is Professor of Psychology at Purdue University at West Lafayette. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975. Dr. Proctor has been teaching and conducting research in the field of attention and human performance for nearly 30 years. He conducts research on basic and applied aspects of human performance, with an emphasis on stimulus-response compatibility effects and the relation between perception and action. Dr. Proctor is member of several journal editorial boards. He has co-authored four books and co-edited two. Attention: Theory and Practice is his second book with Dr. Addie Johnson; the first, Skill Acquisition and Human Performance, was published by Sage in 1995. Together, these two authors brought an integrated perspective and broad experience to bear in crafting this book. Dr. Proctor is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society and an honorary fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.show more