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What's Behind the Research?: Discovering Hidden Assumptions in the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1
     

What's Behind the Research?: Discovering Hidden Assumptions in the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 1

by Brent D. Slife, Richard N. Williams
 

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ISBN-10: 0803958633

ISBN-13: 9780803958630

Pub. Date: 08/03/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume encourages students to engage in critical thinking by exploring the main assumptions upon which behavioral science theories are based and offering some alternatives to these assumptions.

The text begins with a review and critique of the major theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, cognitivism, eclecticism, structuralism and

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This volume encourages students to engage in critical thinking by exploring the main assumptions upon which behavioral science theories are based and offering some alternatives to these assumptions.

The text begins with a review and critique of the major theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, cognitivism, eclecticism, structuralism and postmodernism. The authors then discuss the key assumptions underlying these theories - knowing, determinism, reductionism and science. They trace the intellectual history of these assumptions and offer contrasting options. The book concludes by examining ways of coming to terms with some of the inadequacies in the assumptions of the behavioral sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803958630
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/03/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Human Images
Ways of Knowing
Determinism
Reductionism
Science and Human Behavior
Conclusion

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