Secure CheckoutPersonal information is secured with SSL technology.
Free ShippingFree global shipping
No minimum order.
Contemporary Scientific Psychology is a compendium of papers dealing with the scientific method in action in psychology. The first two papers introduce the paradigm, progress, and problems found in scientific psychology, as well as the observation, discovery, and confirmation used in theory building (including fallacies pertaining to theory construction). Other papers deal with research areas such as the neurobehavioral foundations of the biology of mind. This research area includes the mechanism-specific approaches in behavior genetics, particularly the genetic effect as such effect is considered dependent on the mechanisms altered by the environment or the genetic equivalent of a stimuli. Another paper discusses comparative psychology in studies involving animal behavior, while another author tackles the significant trends in the field of developmental psychology, especially as this relates to the early learning processes of humans. This book can be helpful for students and teachers in courses related to experimental psychology, psychological theories, philosophy of science, and other academicians and professionals who are interested in general psychology.
List of Contributors
Part I. Scientific Psychology
Introduction: Progress, a Paradigm, and Problems in Scientific Psychology
I. Does Conditioning Research Constitute a Paradigm for Psychology?
II. Characteristics and Needs of the Research Areas
III. Guideline Topics
Observation, Discovery, Confirmation, and Theory Building
II. Discovery and Confirmation
III. Theory Building
IV. The Bandwagon Effect
V. Common Fallacies concerning Theory Construction
VI. Current Study of Psychology
Part II. The Research Areas
The Biology of Mind: Neurobehavνoral Foundations
I. What Psychology Can Be About
II. Minding Brain Facts
III. The Experimental Analysis of Mind
IV. A Difference That Makes a Difference
V. Of Interdisciplinary Endeavors
VI. The Language of the Brain
VII. The Emergence of a Biological Rationalism
Philosophy and Methods in Behavior Genetics: Its Relation to Biology
I. The Extent of Individual Differences
II. The Search for Genotypes
III. Mechanism-Specific Approaches in Behavior Genetics
IV. Adaptive Qualities of Behavior
I. Animal Behavior
II. General-Experimental Psychology
IIΙ. Comparative Method
I. Development of Professional Interests
II. A New Direction for Child Psychology
III. Research on Neonates and Older Infants
IV. Promising Recent Research Developments
V. Concluding Remarks
A Learning-Behavior Theory: A Basis for Unity in Behavioral-Social Science
I. Personal Influences and Development
II. Critical Overview of the Field of Learning
III. Programmatic Outline of a Learning-Behavior Theory
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Perceptual Constancy
I. Autobiographical Remarks
II. The Topic of Perception
III. Theories of Perception
IV. The Perceptual Constancies
V. Theories and Research on the Constancies
Theoretical and Research Approaches in Experimental Social Psychology
I. Influences of the Questions Asked
- No. of pages:
- © Academic Press 1970
- 1st January 1970
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
Elsevier.com visitor survey
We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier.com.
We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit.
If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
Thanks in advance for your time.