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Psychology of Science
Contributions to Metascience

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William R. Shadish, Jr., Arthur C. Houts, Barry Gholson, Robert A. Neimeyer, Donald T. Campbell, Peter Barker, Cecilia M. Heyes, Michael J. Mahoney, Dean Keith Simonton, William J. McGuire, Howard E. Gruber, Marc De Mey, Dedre Gentner, Michael Jeziorski, Arthur I. Miller, Ryan D. Tweney, Ron Westrum, Eric G. Freedman
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  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521203203

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  • This is the first comprehensive view of the work of scholars in several different disciplines contributing to the development of the psychology of science. This new field of inquiry is a systematic elaboration and application of psychological concepts and methods to clarify the nature of the scientific enterprise. While the psychology of science overlaps the philosophy, history, and sociology of science in important ways, its predominant focus is on individuals and small groups, rather than broad social institutions and concepts. The introduction surveys the field and traces its evolution in a historical context. Several contributors address epistemological issues raised by the psychology of science. Subsequent chapters discuss developments in the cognitive psychology of science, scientific theory, and the influence of social relationships on scientists' work. The conclusion proposes an agenda for further progress in this new approach to understanding science.

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    "The ambitious goal Gholson, Shadish, Niemeyer, and Houts set for themselves is no less than designing a new discipline (psychology of science), describing its past, exemplifying its achievements, setting its agenda, and generally staking its claim to be part of a new science of science. By and large, they succeed." Contemporary Psychology

    "...a very ambitious volume...organized clearly and logically...a rich, dense volume, not to be digested at one sitting but rather sampled and savord leisurely and thoughtfully..."' Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521203203
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Psychology of science: an introduction William R. Shadish, Jr., Arthur C. Houts, Barry Gholson and Robert A. Neimeyer
    Part I. Historical Issues in the Psychology of Science:
    2. Fragments of the fragile history of psychological epistemology and theory of science Donald T. Campbell
    3. Contributions of the psychology of science to metascience: a call for explorers Arthur C. Houts
    Part II. The Case for a Psychology of Science:
    4. The reflexivity problem in the psychology of science Peter Barker
    5. Uneasy chapters in the relationship between psychology and epistemology Cecilia M. Heyes
    6. Participatory epistemology and psychology of science Michael J. Mahoney
    Part III. Creativity and the Psychology of Science:
    7. Chance-configuration theory of scientific creativity Dean Keith Simonton
    8. A perspectivist approach to the strategic planning of programmatic scientific research William J. McGuire
    9. Networks of enterprise in creative scientific work Howard E. Gruber
    Part IV. Cognition in the Psychology of Science:
    10. Cognitive paradigms and the psychology of science Marc De Mey
    11. Historical shifts in the use of analogy in science Dedre Gentner and Michael Jeziorski
    12. Imagery, metaphor, and physical reality Arthur I. Miller
    13. A framework for the cognitive psychology of science Ryan D. Tweney
    Part V. Social Factors in the Psychology of Science:
    14. The psychology of scientific dialogues Ron Westrum
    15. The perception and evaluation of quality in science William R. Shadish, Jr.
    Part VI. Epilogue and Prologue:
    16. A preliminary agenda for the psychology of science Robert A. Neimeyer, William R. Shadish, Jr., Eric G. Freedman, Barry Gholson and Arthur C. Houts
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    Barry Gholson

    William R. Shadish, Jr.

    Robert A. Neimeyer

    Arthur C. Houts

    Contributors

    William R. Shadish, Jr., Arthur C. Houts, Barry Gholson, Robert A. Neimeyer, Donald T. Campbell, Peter Barker, Cecilia M. Heyes, Michael J. Mahoney, Dean Keith Simonton, William J. McGuire, Howard E. Gruber, Marc De Mey, Dedre Gentner, Michael Jeziorski, Arthur I. Miller, Ryan D. Tweney, Ron Westrum, Eric G. Freedman

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