Psychology of Science: Contributions to Metascience

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$118.13
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.04
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $3.04   
  • New (4) from $130.56   
  • Used (4) from $3.04   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Booknews
The psychology of science focuses on individuals and small groups rather than broad social institutions, and concepts elucidated via experimental methods. After an introductory survey, contributors address epistemological issues and discuss developments in the cognitive psychology of science, scientific creativity, and the influence of social relationships on scientists' work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521354103
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)