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Contextualism in Psychological Research?
A Critical Review



July 1999 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing a critical evaluation of the assets and limitations of contextualism for doing research in psychology and education, the authors compare contextualism, modified contextualism and mechanism as approaches to doing science, as well as their merits in studying closed versus open systems.
 
Contextualism
Its Definition, Origins, Current Manifestations and Allies

 
 
Philosophy of Science and Psychology
 
The Metaphilosophy of Stephen Pepper
 
Philosophic Contextualism and Modified Contextualism Described
 
Philosophic Contextualism and Academic Psychology
A Comparison and Evaluation

 
 
Developmental Contextualism and Academic Psychology
A Comparison and Evaluation

 
 
Functional Contextualism and Academic Psychology
A Comparison and Evaluation

 
 
Are Mainstream Psychology and the Various Contextualisms in Competition, and Should They Be?
 
Underdetermination, Incommensurability and Relativism
 
Downplaying Ontology

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E. J. Capaldi

Robert W. Proctor

Robert Proctor is Professor of Psychology at Purdue University at West Lafayette. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975. Dr. Proctor has been teaching and conducting research in the field of attention and human performance for nearly 30 years. He conducts research on basic and applied aspects of human performance, with an emphasis on stimulus-response compatibility effects and the relation between perception and action. Dr. Proctor is member of several journal editorial boards. He has co-authored four books and co-edited two. Attention: Theory and Practice is his second book with Dr. Addie... More About Author

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