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Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology: Selected Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology June 24-28, 1991

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These chapters represent the wide variety of fascinating contributions of world-renowned psychologists from more than a dozen nations. They are divided into eight sections: Foundational Problems; Beyond Criticism in Psychology; Theoretical Studies in Psychology; Feminist Theory in Psychology; Historical Contributions to Psychological Theory; Developmental Theory; Social Psychology and Social Distress; and Applications of Psychological Theory. The range of topics and styles included in this volume give the reader ...

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Overview

These chapters represent the wide variety of fascinating contributions of world-renowned psychologists from more than a dozen nations. They are divided into eight sections: Foundational Problems; Beyond Criticism in Psychology; Theoretical Studies in Psychology; Feminist Theory in Psychology; Historical Contributions to Psychological Theory; Developmental Theory; Social Psychology and Social Distress; and Applications of Psychological Theory. The range of topics and styles included in this volume give the reader an appreciation of the diverse work currently occurring in the discipline of theoretical psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387979632
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/16/1993
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 557
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
Preface
Contributors
Bridgman's "Operational Analysis" versus "Operational Definition" in Psychology: A Study in the Pathology of Scholarship 3
Social Discourse and Moral Science 17
Foundational Issues in Psychology
Understanding Human Nature: A Post-Foundationalist Psychology 31
Social Constructionist Psychoanalysis and the Real 41
Psychological Theorizing in a Subject-Scientific Perspective: Determining Subjective Grounds for Action 51
Discovery, Intentionality and the Constructionist Project in Psychology 65
The Fear Of Relativism in Post-Positivist Psychology 77
The Structuralist Program as a Methodology for Theoretical Psychology 85
The Functional Level of Analysis in Psychology 99
Hermeneutics of Lived Experience: The Foundations of a Historical Psychology 111
Psychology of Science as a Contribution to Metascience 123
Beyond Criticism in Psychology
The Limits of Psychological Critique 135
Is There Anything Beyond the Ideological Critique of Individualism? 143
Questioning the Researcher's Existence: From Deconstruction to Practice 153
Beyond Objectivism and Relativism in Dream Interpretation 163
Theoretical Studies in Psychology
Stratification and Activity 173
Association, Free Association and the Logic of Conversation 179
Perspectives on Interpretation for Cognitive Science 185
Understanding How We Understand Pictures: The Marr-Jackendoff Theory 195
Social Motives Under Negotiation 211
The Structure of Self in Schizophrenia 219
The Pleasures of the Gulf War 231
Critiquing the Lifeworld: Communicative Action and Psychotherapy 247
The Mumford Effect in Psychology: Crisis in the Status of Psychological Paradigms 263
Consistency and Chaos in Personality 275
How Mental and Physiological Mechanisms Gear Into One Another 283
Feminist Theory in Psychology
Feminist Critiques of "Sex/Gender" as a Psychological Variable 297
Psychoanalysis as a Critical Theory of Gender 307
The Ideology of Beauty 319
Emotions and Gender: A Conceptual Model of Emotions in Social Interaction 325
Historical Contributions to Psychological Theory
From Emancipating to Domesticating the Workers: Lewinian Social Psychology and the Study of the Work Process Till 1947 335
Social Psychology Textbooks: An Historical and Social Psychological Analysis of Conceptual Filtering, Consensus Formation, Career Gatekeeping and Conservatism in Science 359
Identity and Intimacy: Secular Mutations of the Inner Light 379
E.G. Boring, C. Murchison, and Clark University: Research Practice and Practical Politics 389
Developmental Theory
What Should Developmental Psychology Be About? 399
Existential Themes in Piaget's Genetic Epistemology 403
Hermeneutics and Moral Development 411
The Reception of Vygotsky's Ideas in the Nineteen Thirties 419
Family Resemblance as a Model for the Stage Concept 425
Beyond Discursive Relativism: Power and Subjectivity in Developmental Psychology 433
Social Psychology and Social Distress
Towards a Theory of Psychopathy and Social Distress 443
Toward a Theory of Social Distress: Human Destiny or Social Experiment Gone Wrong? 449
On Social Distress, Social Misery, Social Evil 459
Skepticism and the Sociology of Rational Discourse 463
Moods, Social Cognition and Motivation 471
Applications of Psychological Theory
Qualitative Research and Common Sense Psychology 481
Why Does Methodology Change Over Time?: A Theoretical View and its Implications 495
Contributions of Sociohistorical Psychology and Phenomenology to Research Methodology 503
Patterns of Meaning and Power in AIDS-Related Psychology 511
Choices in the Analysis of Theoretical Metaphors: The Metaphors of Family Systems Theory 519
Author Index 527
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