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The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, Russell D. Kosits

© 2017 – Routledge

95 pages

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Hardback: 9781138229655
pub: 2017-06-19
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About the Book

By revealing underlying assumptions that influence the field of psychology, The Hidden Worldviews of Psychology’s Theory, Research, and Practice challenges psychologists to reconsider the origins of ideas they may take as psychological truths. Worldviews, or the systems of assumptions that provide a framework for psychological thinking, have great influence on psychological theory, research, and practice. This book attempts to correct assumptions by describing the worldviews that have shaped psychological theory, practice, and research and demonstrating how taking worldviews into account can greatly advance psychology as a whole.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Psychology’s Worldviews Brent D. Slife, Kari A. O'Grady, and Russell D. Kosits

2. The Sociocultural Dynamics of Worldviews in Psychology and their Challenges Eric L. Johnson

3. A Prominent Worldview of Professional Psychology Brent D. Slife, Greg Martin, and Sondra Sasser

4. A Prominent Worldview of Psychological Research Kari A. O’Grady and Brent D. Slife

5. Cultures, Worlds, and World-Views Louise Sundararajan

6. Toward Worldview Pluralism in Psychology Russell D. Kosits

About the Editors

Brent D. Slife is Professor of Psychology, Brigham Young University, USA and the present Editor-in-Chief of the APA Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. He has authored over 200 articles and 10 books, and continues his psychotherapy practice of over 30 years.

Kari A. O’Grady is Associate Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Counseling, Loyola University Maryland, USA. She is the director for the Center for Trauma Studies and Resilience Leadership.

Russell D. Kosits is Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology, Redeemer University College, Canada.

About the Series

Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

To learn more about the series or to propose a title, please contact Brent Slife ( and Christina Chronister (

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