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The International Handbook of Psychology is an authoritative resource covering all the main areas of psychological science and written by an outstanding set of authors from around the world. The 31 chapters cover not only scientific but also applied cross-disciplinary aspects. Supervised by an International Editorial Advisory Board (IEAB) of 13 eminent psychologists and edited by Professors Kurt Pawlik and Mark R Rosenzweig, it is being published under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) by SAGE Publications Ltd in London. The International Handbook of Psychology will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and academics in psychology,

Theoretical Psychology
Theoretical psychology
29.1 Theory and Foundations of Modern Psychology

The place of theory in modern psychology is both obvious and problematic. It is obvious because scientific psychology seems clearly premised upon if not preoccupied with formulating and testing theory. As Pawlik and Rosenzweig note in the first chapter, theories are constructed to give ...

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