The Role of Values in Psychology and Human Development / Edition 1

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Focuses on the impact of values on psychology and human development as well as on science in general. Explains how so-called ''facts'' are shaded by the unstated values behind the interpretation of findings; how values affect research questions and methods; and how they frequently determine the form of theoretical models and constructs.

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A dozen articles explore issues in how values influence the research and application of psychology, including historical perspectives, and investigations of the implications of the value/science interactions for both psychology and the study of morals. Accessible to the nonspecialist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471539452
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/25/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Science, Values and Rationality: Philosophy of Science from aCritical Co-Constructivist Perspective (W. Kurtines, et al.).

Towards a Postmodern Psychology of Moral Action and MoralDevelopment (M. Packer).


Values in Postpositivist Developmental Research: CommunicationAmong Researchers, Participants, and Consumers (J. Meacham).

Co-Constructive, Intersubjective Realism: Metatheory inDevelopmental Psychology (R. Wozniak).

Hermeneutics and Developmental Psychology: Toward an Ethic ofInterpretation (M. Tappan & L. Brown).

Ethics and Science: A Psychological Perspective (H. Kendler).

The Use of Normative Metatheoretical Values in the Process ofPersonality Theory Development (A. Waterman).


Antiparticularism in Developmental and Moral Theory (J.Youniss).

Individualizing Conscience: New Thoughts on Old Issues (N. Emler& R. Hogan).

Moral-Cognitive Development and the Motivation of Moral Behavior(J. Gibbs).

Values, Conceptions of Science, and the Social Psychological Studyof Morality (D. Forsyth).

Leading an Examined Life: The Moral Dimension of Daily Conduct (D.Baumrind).


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