Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology

Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology : Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology April 17-21, 1989

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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the third biennial conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, held in Arnhem, the Netherlands, April 17-21, 1989. Fifty-six papers were presented during the four days of the conference, including an invited address by Professor A. D. de Groot, and seven papers composing two plenary sessions, four on the con- tribution of history to theory, and three on theoretical alternatives for contem- porary psychology. Of these, 46 papers are presented in the proceedings; all of which suffered editorial changes and, with the exception of the invited ad- dress, were required to meet a 15 page restriction on length. The editors gratefully acknowledge John Mills, Leendert Mos, and Hank Starn for their invaluable editorial assistance. The papers included here are presented without discussants' commen- taries. (Over 125 psychologists participated at the conference.) While the papers are representative of the scope of topics covered at the conference, the hours of formal and informal discussions must, unfortunately, be left to the reader's imagination.We encourage the reader to attend one of our next conferences, planned biennially, and alternately, in North America (1991) and Europe (1993).show more

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  • Paperback | 465 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 635.03g
  • Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • 4 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 0387973117
  • 9780387973111

Table of contents

Philosophy and Metatheory of Psychology.- Keynote Address.- Unifying Psychology: Its Preconditions.- Plenary Session I: Theoretical Alternatives.- A Phenomenological Vision for Psychology.- For a Materialist Psychology.- Realities and Their Relationships.- The Myth of Mind and the Mistake of Psychology.- Hermeneutics of Explanation: Or, if Science is Theoretical why Isn't Psychology?.- Do Mental Events Exist?.- What Distinguishes Lay Persons' Psychological Explanations From Those of Psychologists?.- Theory of Action in Psychology: A Narrative Perspective.- Probability and Meaning: A Division in Behavioral Cognition Dividing Behavioral Science.- Naturalism and Intentionality.- A Hermeneutical Analysis of the Social-Psychological.- 'Doing Theory' in Psychology: Feminist Reactions.- Munchhausen-Objectivity: A Bootstrap-Conception of Objectivity as a Methodological Norm.- Psychology and the Problem of Verisimilitude.- Identifying the Properties of Linguistically Expressed Experience: Empirical Induction or Intuition of Essences?.- The Scientist Who Mistook His Object for a Method, or: Can We Make a Non-Classical Psychology?.- Theoretical Psychology.- Essential Unpredictability.- John Dewey's Reconstruction of the Reflex-Arc Concept and its Relevance for Bowlby's Attachment Theory.- Two Conceptions of Stage Structure and the Problem of Novelty in Development.- Thinking of Emotions: A Socio-Cognitive View.- Thinking in Society.- The Mutual Construction of Social and Self: A Social Critique of Social Cognition.- From Feminist Research to New Categories in Psychology: What Is and What May Be.- Mental Representation and Meaning: Arguments Against the Computational View.- Cognitive Representations and Intentionality and the Realism-Relativism Controversy.- The Computational Theory of Mind and Constraints on the Notions of Symbol and Mental Representation.- Bottom-Up Approaches to Cognition: A Defence of Cognitive Neuroscience.- Historical Analyses of Psychological Theory.- Plenary Session II: Contribution of History to Theory.- The Social Context of Research Practice and the History of Psychology.- Recontextualization as a Contribution of History to Theoretical Psychology.- In Praise of 'Problemgeschichte'.- How Can Intellectual History Help Us to Understand Psychological Theories?.- The Origins and Significance of Clark L. Hull's Theory of Value.- Interactionist Theory and Disciplinary Interactions: Psychology, Sociology and Social Psychology in France.- A Cognitive Revolution in Infancy Research?.- Piaget, Vygotsky, and the Development of Consciousness.- The Significance of Buhler's 'Axiomatic' and Vygotsky's 'General Psychology' for Theoretical Psychology and its Persistent Monism-Pluralism-Debate.- Demystifying Vygotsky's Concept of the Zone of Proximal Development.- Personal and Social Preconceptions in the Formation of Psycho/Sociological Theory: Freud's Seduction Hypothesis and the Case of Child Sexual Abuse.- Freud's Doctor's Bag: On His Heuristic Resources.- On the Function of Folk Psychology in the Theory and History of Psychology.- Advancement of Substantive Theory.- A Functional Theory of Illness.- Tests Versus Contests: A Theory of Adjudication.- A General Model for Interindividual Comparison.- Toward a Theory of Human Communication.- What is Psychologic?.- Author more