The Resource A philosophy of science for personality theory, [by] Joseph F. Rychlak, (electronic resource)

A philosophy of science for personality theory, [by] Joseph F. Rychlak, (electronic resource)

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A philosophy of science for personality theory
Title
A philosophy of science for personality theory
Statement of responsibility
[by] Joseph F. Rychlak
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Language
eng
Summary
The psychologist's conception of his science involves more than a set of abstract principles, more than an operating manual for the design of research and the construction of theory. Each philosophy of science in psychology is intimately bound up with an image of man, a disciplinary identity, and a system of basic assumptions and values regarding the aims, problem areas, and investigative methods with which psychology should properly concern itself. Until recently, the scientific orientation in American psychology has been predominantly "demonstrative" rather than "dialectical." The prevailing approach has been tough-minded, extraspective, technically rigorous, operationalistic. The aim of this text then is to offer a new, less constraining philosophy of science--an approach suited to the development of personality and clinical and social psychology. It also offers a philosophy of science that will serve to free as well as to discipline the scientific imagination, as it advances the notion that our scientific efforts should draw creatively on both the "demonstrative" and the "dialectical" traditions without being constrained by either. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print.
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
155.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF38.5
LC item number
.R93 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A philosophy of science for personality theory, [by] Joseph F. Rychlak, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.library.enc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=pzh&jid=%22200416280%22&scope=site
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 475-490
Control code
apa00000584
Extent
1 electronic resource (access maybe restricted)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A philosophy of science for personality theory, [by] Joseph F. Rychlak, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.library.enc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=pzh&jid=%22200416280%22&scope=site
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 475-490
Control code
apa00000584
Extent
1 electronic resource (access maybe restricted)
Form of item
electronic
Specific material designation
remote

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