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Michael E. Gorman

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Psychology of Science
Psychology of science

Psychology of science is an excellent area in which to explore the uneasy relationship between psychologists and philosophers. There have been a number of good, comprehensive treatments related to this issue in recent years. The “Bowling Green group,” Tweney, Doherty and Mynatt (1981), edited On Scientific Thinking, which includes excerpts from scientists, philosophers, and psychologists and commentary by the editors. The “Memphis State group,” Gholson, Shadish, Neimeyer and Houts (1989), edited Psychology of Science: Contributions to Metascience;as the emphasis on metascience in the title suggests, many of its chapters are devoted to the possible connections between psychology and philosophy of science. While the Bowling Green volume includes excerpts from previously published “classics,” the Memphis volume contains original chapters by prominent ...

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