Psychology: Philosophy of Psychology

  • Science and Psychology book cover

    Science and Psychology

    By Richard Wilton, Trevor Harley

    Science and Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to the structure and characteristics of scientific explanation, using examples from a variety of sciences to illuminate the scientific approach taken in psychology. In addition, the authors discuss a range of conceptual issues particular…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04 
    Routledge

  • Modern Materialism and Emergent Evolution book cover

    Modern Materialism and Emergent Evolution

    By William McDougall

    Originally published in 1929, McDougall examines the pertinent conflict between religion and science. His work exhibits the failure of scientists to explain human action mechanistically (the essence of modern materialism), establishes purposive action as a type of event radically different from all…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory

    Edited by Sven Bernecker, Kourken Michaelian

    Memory occupies a fundamental place in philosophy, playing a central role not only in the history of philosophy but also in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. Yet the philosophy of memory has only recently emerged as an area of study and research in its own right. The Routledge Handbook…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Advances in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

  • Welfare, Meaning, and Worth

    By Aaron Smuts

    Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Difference, Dialogue, and Development: A Bakhtinian World book cover

    Difference, Dialogue, and Development

    A Bakhtinian World

    By Lakshmi Bandlamudi

    Difference, Dialogue, and Development is an in-depth exploration of the collected works of Mikhail Bakhtin to find relevance of key concepts of dialogism for understanding various aspects of human development. Taking the reality of differences in the world as a given, Bandlamudi argues that such a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Psychology Press

  • Positive Psychology and its Discontents

    Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again

    By Matthew McDonald, Michael Wearing

    Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Neglected Perspectives on Science and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Relations book cover

    Neglected Perspectives on Science and Religion

    Historical and Contemporary Relations

    By Wayne Viney, William Douglas Woody

    Neglected Perspectives on Science and Religion explores historical and contemporary relations between science and religion, providing new perspectives on familiar topics such as evolution and the Galileo affair. The book also explores common differences in science and religion with respect to their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge

  • The Reciprocity of Perceiver and Environment: The Evolution of James J. Gibson's Ecological Psychology book cover

    The Reciprocity of Perceiver and Environment

    The Evolution of James J. Gibson's Ecological Psychology

    By Thomas J. Lombardo

    Originally published in 1987, this title intended to historically reveal, through tracing Gibson’s development, the substance of his views and how they bore upon general philosophical issues in theories of knowledge, and to investigate in detail the historical context of Gibson’s theoretical…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Psychology Library Editions: Perception

  • The Psychology of Perception: A Philosophical Examination of Gestalt Theory and Derivative Theories of Perception book cover

    The Psychology of Perception

    A Philosophical Examination of Gestalt Theory and Derivative Theories of Perception

    By D. W. Hamlyn

    Originally published in 1957, the primary aim of this study was to shed light upon the logical character of the psychology of perception. D.W. Hamlyn begins by delimiting the field of psychological inquiry into perception, then gives a detailed account of the types of explanation appropriate in the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Psychology Library Editions: Perception

  • A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness book cover

    A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

    By Jennifer M. Sandoval

    This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07
    Routledge
    Researching Social Psychology

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy

    Edited by Heidi Maibom

    Empathy plays a central role in the history and contemporary study of ethics, interpersonal understanding, and the emotions, yet until now has been relatively underexplored. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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