Changing the Rules: Psychology in the Netherlands 1900-1985

Changing the Rules: Psychology in the Netherlands 1900-1985

by Trudy Dehue
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521144876

ISBN-13: 9780521144872

Pub. Date: 06/23/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The history of the social sciences has been marked by frequent and fierce debates on the rules of scientific methodology. Even the most general criteriaNwhich in the natural sciences are generally agreed uponNare emphatically disputed in the social sciences. Presenting the history of psychology in the Netherlands as a case study of Western social science, this book…  See more details below

Overview

The history of the social sciences has been marked by frequent and fierce debates on the rules of scientific methodology. Even the most general criteriaNwhich in the natural sciences are generally agreed uponNare emphatically disputed in the social sciences. Presenting the history of psychology in the Netherlands as a case study of Western social science, this book examines the divisive nature of social science methodology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521144872
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1The variability of methodological standards in the social sciences7
2Handwriting and character30
3"Like everything living which encounters us"62
4The neurotic paradox of clinical psychology92
5Predictions126
Epilogue: Social and rational rules153
Appendix159
Notes160
Index199

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