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The Resource From methodology to methods in human psychology, Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka

From methodology to methods in human psychology, Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka

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From methodology to methods in human psychology
Title
From methodology to methods in human psychology
Statement of responsibility
Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This Brief aims to provide a theoretically innovative introduction to the methodology of the human sciences. It presents a new version of methodology, as a system of mutually linked acts of creating knowledge where both abstract and concrete features of research are intricately intertwined. It shows how the constructions of particular methods that are used in the science of psychology are interdependent with general psychology. This is exemplified as the Methodology Cycle. The need for an emphasis on the Methodology Cycle grows out of the habitual presentation of methods as if they were independent from the assumptions which they are built upon, with the ultimate goal of searching for and creating universal principles. Chapters discuss the Methodology Cycle and its uses in various areas of empirical study in psychological functions. Featured topics in this Brief include: The strict separation between methodology and methods. Introspection, the primary method of psychology. Extrospection, the act of introspection turned outwards. Generalization and its effect on uniqueness. From Methodology to Methods in Human Psychology will be of interest to psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Valsiner, Jaan
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF38.5
  • BF1-990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in psychology. SpringerBriefs in theoretical advances in psychology
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  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychometrics
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
From methodology to methods in human psychology, Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: Methodology as Foundation for Discovery; The Goal: Search for Universal Principles; The "Blind Spots" in Psychological Epistemology; A Methodological Need: Preserving the Whole; Basic Axiomatics for Human Psychology; The Principle of Parsimony; Chapter 2: General Epistemology of Open Systems; Organisms Exist Only as Open Systems; Making Sense of Living Organisms Without Vitalist Assumptions; The Borrowed Concept-Equifinality; The Steady State (Fliessgleichgewicht); General Idea of Development: Hierarchical Reorganization in Time
  • What Would Be Different in Open-System Methodology The Meaning of Objectivity; The Meaning of "the Data"; Conclusion: What Is Needed for Methodology?; Chapter 3: Methodology in the New Key: The Methodology Cycle; The Role of Intuition in Science; Chapter 4: Frames of Reference; Summary: Psychology Has Been Using Inadequate Reference Frames; The Individual-Ecological Reference Frame; The Individual-Socioecological Reference Frame; Example: The SELF as an Open System (elaborating George Herbert Mead); Conclusion: Needed-Consistency Between Basic Assumptions and Reference Frames
  • Chapter 5: The Role of Methods in the Methodology Cycle Studying Personality: Relocating Focus from Responses to Responding Processes; Taking a Dynamic View on Seemingly Static Methods: What Is a "Personality Test" Item?; Conditional-Genetic Analysis; Methods of Re- and Pre-construction (Post-factum and Pre-factum); How Do We Cover the Four Infinities?; Method Construction in Open-Systemic World: Exploring Relations Between Infinities; Externalizing the Flow of Thinking: "Thinking Aloud" and "Walking Along"; The Trajectory Equifinality Approach (TEA/TEM)
  • Conclusion: Methodology as MovementChapter 6: Introspection as the Basic Method in Psychological Science; Methods Capitalizing on Process Orientation; Introspection as a Method to Link Proactive and Retroactive Movements; Rating Scales: Trivialized Introspection; Conclusion: Why Is Introspection the Central Method for Psychology?; Chapter 7: Methods of Extrospection: Interview, Questionnaire, Experiment; Three Techniques in Extrospection: Interview, Questionnaire, Experiment; Intention to Enter into Research Relation: "Contacting Participants"
  • Interview as a Method: Coordinating Perspectives Interview Delegated to Fixed Messages: A Questionnaire; Experiment as Guided Observation; Process-Focused Methods: Utilizing the Guidance of the Mind; Reconstructive Memory and Conversational Reconstruction Techniques; Directing the Extrospective Process: Story Completion Methods; Conclusion: From Outcome-Focused to Process-Analytic Methods; Chapter 8: Generalization from Single Instances; The Base: Generalization Through Abduction; Fictional Characters as Data; The Real Nature of Fictions
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319610641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn994320250
Label
From methodology to methods in human psychology, Jaan Valsiner ; with commentaries from Nandita Chaudhary and Gerhard Benetka
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: Methodology as Foundation for Discovery; The Goal: Search for Universal Principles; The "Blind Spots" in Psychological Epistemology; A Methodological Need: Preserving the Whole; Basic Axiomatics for Human Psychology; The Principle of Parsimony; Chapter 2: General Epistemology of Open Systems; Organisms Exist Only as Open Systems; Making Sense of Living Organisms Without Vitalist Assumptions; The Borrowed Concept-Equifinality; The Steady State (Fliessgleichgewicht); General Idea of Development: Hierarchical Reorganization in Time
  • What Would Be Different in Open-System Methodology The Meaning of Objectivity; The Meaning of "the Data"; Conclusion: What Is Needed for Methodology?; Chapter 3: Methodology in the New Key: The Methodology Cycle; The Role of Intuition in Science; Chapter 4: Frames of Reference; Summary: Psychology Has Been Using Inadequate Reference Frames; The Individual-Ecological Reference Frame; The Individual-Socioecological Reference Frame; Example: The SELF as an Open System (elaborating George Herbert Mead); Conclusion: Needed-Consistency Between Basic Assumptions and Reference Frames
  • Chapter 5: The Role of Methods in the Methodology Cycle Studying Personality: Relocating Focus from Responses to Responding Processes; Taking a Dynamic View on Seemingly Static Methods: What Is a "Personality Test" Item?; Conditional-Genetic Analysis; Methods of Re- and Pre-construction (Post-factum and Pre-factum); How Do We Cover the Four Infinities?; Method Construction in Open-Systemic World: Exploring Relations Between Infinities; Externalizing the Flow of Thinking: "Thinking Aloud" and "Walking Along"; The Trajectory Equifinality Approach (TEA/TEM)
  • Conclusion: Methodology as MovementChapter 6: Introspection as the Basic Method in Psychological Science; Methods Capitalizing on Process Orientation; Introspection as a Method to Link Proactive and Retroactive Movements; Rating Scales: Trivialized Introspection; Conclusion: Why Is Introspection the Central Method for Psychology?; Chapter 7: Methods of Extrospection: Interview, Questionnaire, Experiment; Three Techniques in Extrospection: Interview, Questionnaire, Experiment; Intention to Enter into Research Relation: "Contacting Participants"
  • Interview as a Method: Coordinating Perspectives Interview Delegated to Fixed Messages: A Questionnaire; Experiment as Guided Observation; Process-Focused Methods: Utilizing the Guidance of the Mind; Reconstructive Memory and Conversational Reconstruction Techniques; Directing the Extrospective Process: Story Completion Methods; Conclusion: From Outcome-Focused to Process-Analytic Methods; Chapter 8: Generalization from Single Instances; The Base: Generalization Through Abduction; Fictional Characters as Data; The Real Nature of Fictions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319610641
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn994320250

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