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B. D. Beitman, M. R. Goldfried, J. C. Norcross, A. Ellis, A Grünbaum, P. E. Meehl & K. R. Popper

In: The Philosophy of Psychology

Part 4: Clinical Psychology and Philosophy

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Clinical Psychology and Philosophy
Clinical psychology and philosophy

In recent years applied psychology has drawn an increased amount of philosophers’ attention. Some of this attention might be due to the increased complexities that arise in applied pursuits. For example, epistemological issues can become more of a concern in applied psychology because: (1) typically there are severe limits to the psychologist's ability to view applied phenomena under controlled conditions; and (2) the applied psychologist typically deals with phenomena that are more idiographic. As another example, it is also fair to say that ethical questions are more likely to arise in applied areas than in basic, nonapplied psychology. However, beyond these considerations, metascientific discourse probably takes place concerning applied psychology because of the slow progress of what Meehl ...

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