Transformation in Clinical and Developmental Psychology

Transformation in Clinical and Developmental Psychology

by Deirdre A. Kramer
     
 

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One goal of this volume is to critically examine existing metatheory in psychology. Its second goal is to portray how particular psychological endeavors can be enhanced by the application of metatheories, alternatives to the traditional mechanistic outlook. The alternative conceptual frameworks explored in this volume, namely, contextualism and dialectics, assume a

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One goal of this volume is to critically examine existing metatheory in psychology. Its second goal is to portray how particular psychological endeavors can be enhanced by the application of metatheories, alternatives to the traditional mechanistic outlook. The alternative conceptual frameworks explored in this volume, namely, contextualism and dialectics, assume a fluid and metaphorical view of change, growth, development, and transformation. The areas of clinical and developmental psychology are fields wich are primarily concerned with explaining and promoting change. This volume offers a fresh conceptual perspective on psychological change.

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Contributors demonstrate ways in which theoretical, scientific, and clinical applications are limited by the exclusive reliance on traditional mechanistic approaches and are enhanced by alternative methodologies. Two alternative frameworks are represented here: organicism (or dialectics) and contextualism. Emphasis is on the developing person in a dynamic social context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461281719
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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