In a critical analysis of the asumptions underlying experimental psychology, Pertti Saariluoma urges social scientists to reflect upon their procedures and methodology. He has revisited the philosophy of science to find a new way of applying its methods to psychology. Foundational Analysis shows how it is possible to analyze existing methodological arguments and find loopholes in them, and raises new issues for the rationale behind empirical technique. It will be of interest to researchers and students in cognitive science and other social sciences, and the philosophy of science.
The Routledge Progress in Psychology series resents the latest developments in research in up and coming areas of academic and applied psychology.
The series is not restricted to any one branch of psychology, but provides a showcase of popular research trends across the discipline.
Each title will essentially be from a particular perspective, such as cognitive or social psychology, but there will also be a number of titles relevant to researchers with interests that combine areas like cognitive development.