Handbook of the Psychology of Science

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Few resources are available to educators in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science. This handbook fills this void by providing an empirically based compendium of current knowledge about this newly established discipline. Written by two pioneers in the study of the cognitive and social processes involved in scientific and innovative behaviors, it follows on the heels of the first organized society (The International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology) in 2006, and the first ...

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Overview

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Few resources are available to educators in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science. This handbook fills this void by providing an empirically based compendium of current knowledge about this newly established discipline. Written by two pioneers in the study of the cognitive and social processes involved in scientific and innovative behaviors, it follows on the heels of the first organized society (The International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology) in 2006, and the first peer-reviewed journal (Journal of the Psychology of Science and Technology) launched in 2008.

Key Topics:

  • Introduction to the Psychology of Science
  • Foundational Psychologies of Science (includes the development of scientific thinking and causal reasoning, development of children's scientific knowledge, historical case models, computational approaches, and personality, social, and clinical psychologies of science)
  • Special Topics in the Psychology of Science (includes creativity and genius, gender issues, uncertainty and visual data analysis, thinking and reasoning in the lab, innovation and conceptual change, psychology of technology, psychobiology of science, conflict and cooperation in science, and more)
  • Applied Psychology of Science (the psychology of pseudo-science, post-modernism, naturalism and different views of science, how children learn and are taught science)
  • Past and Future of Psychology of Science (quantitative trends and the future of the psychology of science)

Handbook of the Psychology of Science will at last provide educators of the psychology of science and the cognitive science of science with a state-of-the-art, all-inclusive text with which to disseminate current knowledge about this growing discipline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826106230
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory J. Feist, PhD, currently is Associate Professor of Psychology in Personality and Adult Development and Director of the Experimental Graduate Program in Psychology at San Jose State University. He is widely published in the psychology of creativity, the psychology of science, and the development of scientific talent.

Michael E. Gorman, PhD, is a professor at the University of Virginia, where he has taught such classes as "Scientific and Technological Thinking" and "Social Implications of Nanotechnology." From 2000-2003, he was Chair of the Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology.

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Table of Contents

Introduction & History

Chapter 1: Introduction: Another Brick in the Wall

Gregory J. Feist & Michael E. Gorman

Chapter 2: History of the Psychology of Science

Steve Fuller

Foundational Psychologies of Science

Chapter 3: Learning Science Through Inquiry

Corinne Zimmerman & Steve Croker

Chapter 4: Cognitive-Historical Approaches to the Understanding of Science

Ryan Tweney

Chapter 5: The Scientific Personality

Gregory Feist

Chapter 6: Scientific Communication in the Process to Coauthorship

Sofia Liberman & Kurt Bernardo Wolf

Development and Theory Change

Chapter 7: Scientific Reasoning: Explanation, Confirmation Bias, and Scientific Practice

Barabara Koslowski

Chapter 8: The Nature of Scientific Reasoning and its Neurological Substrate

Antwon Lawson

Chapter 9: Children as Scientific Thinkers

David Klahr, Bryan Matlen & Jamie Jirout

Special Topics

Chapter 10: Creative Genius in Science

Dean Simonton

Chapter 11: Gender and Science: Psychological Imperatives

Neelam Kumar

Chapter 12: Conflicts, Cooperation, and Competition in the Fields of Science and Technology

Anna Dorothea Schulze and Verena Seuffert

Chapter 13: Postmodernism and the Development of the Psychology of Science

Capaldi & Proctor

Chapter 14: Psychobiography and the Psychology of Science

William McKinley Runyan

Applied Psychologies of Science

Chapter 15: The Psychology of Technological Invention

Michael E. Gorman

Chapter 16: The Psychology of Research Groups: Creativity and Performance

Sven Hemlin & Lisa Olsson

Chapter 17: The Psychology of Human Research Participation

Anne Moyer

Chapter 18: Heuristics and Biases that Help and Hinder Scientists: Toward a

Psychology of Scientific Judgment and Decision Making

Joanne Kane & Gregory D. Webster

Chapter 19: The Psychology of Uncertainty in Scientific Data Analysis

Christian D. Schunn & J. Gregory Trafton

Past and Future of Psychology of Science

Chapter 20: Quantitative Trends in Establishing a Psychology of Science: A Review of the Metasciences

Gregory D. Webster

Chapter 21: Conclusions and the Future of the Psychology of Science

Michael E. Gorman & Gregory J. Feist

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