Realism and Psychology

within mainstream psychology. In theoretical circles, therefore, the alternatives to realism are more popular and have received much wider exposure. Indeed, this point has been reinforced repeatedly in the experience of most of the ...

Realism and Psychology

This volume is a collection of new, published and revised essays, providing a distinctive, thoroughgoing, realist approach to contemporary psychological theories, concepts, methods, and applications. The essays also offer critical analyses of antirealist trends both in and outside of mainstream psychology.

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Realism and Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 936
Authors: Nigel Mackay, Agnes Petocz
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-17 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume is a collection of new, published and revised essays, providing a distinctive, thoroughgoing, realist approach to contemporary psychological theories, concepts, methods, and applications. The essays also offer critical analyses of antirealist trends both in and outside of mainstream psychology.
Hermeneutic Moral Realism in Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Brent D. Slife, Stephen Yanchar
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Traditional sources of morality—philosophical ethics, religious standards, and cultural values—are being questioned at a time when we most need morality’s direction. Research shows that though moral direction is vital to our identities, happiness, productivity and relationships, there is a decline in its development and use, especially among younger adults. This
Realism and Psychological Science
Language: en
Pages: 151
Authors: David J. F. Maree
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-02 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The book provides an argument why realism is a viable metatheoretical framework for psychological science. By looking at some variations of realism such as scientific realism, critical realism, situational realism and Ferraris’ new realism, a realist view of science is outlined that can feature as a metatheory for psychological science.
Critical Realism for Psychologists
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: David Pilgrim
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the first dedicated text to explain and explore the utility of critical realism for psychologists, offering it as a helpful middle ground between positivism and postmodernism. By introducing its basic concepts, Pilgrim explains critical realism to psychologists and shows how the interface between the natural and social worlds,
Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Michael A Forrester
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-14 - Publisher: SAGE

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Providing a complete introduction to qualitative methods in psychology, this textbook is ideal reading for anyone doing a research methods course in psychology that includes qualitative approaches or someone planning a practical project using qualitative methods. Not just another research methods book, Doing