Clinical Psychology and the Philosophy of Science

Author: William O'Donohue
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 331900185X
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​The motivation for this volume is simple. For a variety of reasons, clinical psychologists have long shown considerable interest in the philosophy of science. When logical positivism gained currency in the 1930s, psychologists were among the most avid readers of what these philosophers had to say about science. Part of the critique of Skinner’s radical behaviorism and thus behavior therapy was that it relied on, and thus was logically dependent on, the truth of logical positivism—a claim decisively refuted both historically and logically by L.D. Smith (1986) in his important Behaviorism and Logical Positivism: A Reassessment of the Alliance. ​

The Philosophy of Psychology

Author: William O'Donohue
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761953050
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This major text provides the first comprehensive anthology of the key topics arising in the philosophy of psychology. Bringing together internationally renowned authors, including Herb Simon, Karl Pribram, Joseph Rychlak, Ullin T Place and Adolf Gr[um]unbaum, this volume offers a stimulating and informative addition to contemporary debate. With the cognitive revolution of the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of the philosophical assumptions and implications of psychology. Several significant themes, such as the foundations of knowledge, behaviourism, rationality, emotion and cognitive science span both philosophy and psychology, and are covered here along with a wide range of issues in the fields

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080466620
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Psychology is the study of thinking, and cognitive science is the interdisciplinary investigation of mind and intelligence that also includes philosophy, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. In these investigations, many philosophical issues arise concerning methods and central concepts. The Handbook of Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science contains 16 essays by leading philosophers of science that illuminate the nature of the theories and explanations used in the investigation of minds. Topics discussed include representation, mechanisms, reduction, perception, consciousness, language, emotions, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. Comprehensive coverage of philosophy of psychology and cognitive science Distinguished contributors: leading philosophers in this area Contributions closely tied to relevant scientific research

Introduction to clinical psychology

Author: Michael Wierzbicki
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205155170
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clinical psychology is a complex field that is often studied in a piecemeal way. Most books on the subject simply enumerate the many roles of the clinical psychologist, such as the most commonly used approaches to assessment and treatment. This book, however, provides a central, coherent theme -- the philosophy of science-- around which to study the subject matter.This book serves as an excellent reference to introductory clinical psychology. It is "accessible" to the reader with little background in clinical psychology, and it integrates the material around a central theme, the philosophy of science. Within this theme, the author integrates theoretical and applied materials, chronicles the historical development of the field, and presents empirical evidence. The book also address practical matters like therapy techniques and the training and employment of clinical psychologists. Topics include the history of clinical psychology, psychological treatment, and clinical assessment, amongst others.New clinical psychologists.

History and Philosophy of Psychology

Author: Man Cheung Chung
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405179465
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History and Philosophy of Psychology introduces students to the historical development of psychology and encourages them to explore the theoretical and philosophical implications. Distinct from other books on the history of psychology, the authors include ideas from both Eastern and Western philosophies.

The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Author: David H. Barlow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199328722
Format: PDF
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The exponential growth of clinical psychology since the late 1960s can be measured in part by the extensive-perhaps exhaustive-literature on the subject. This proliferation of writing has continued into the new century, and the field has come to be defined as much by its many topics as its many voices. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology synthesizes these decades of literature in one extraordinary volume. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical psychology, the handbook provides even and authoritative coverage of the research, practice, and policy factors that combine to form today's clinical psychology landscape. In addition to core sections on topics such as training, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to new and emerging issues in the clinical field, including heath care reforms, cultural factors, and technological innovations and challenges. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent literature, outlining current issues and identifying possibilities for future research. Featuring two chapters by Editor David H. Barlow -- one on changes during his own 40-year odyssey in the field, the other projecting ten themes for the future of clinical psychology -- The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology is a landmark publication that is sure to serve as the field's benchmark reference publication for years to come. It is an essential resource for students, clinicians, and researchers across the ever-growing clinical psychology community.

Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Author: Michael A Bishop
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195162295
Format: PDF
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Bishop & Trout present a new approach to epistemoloy, aiming to liberate the subject from the 'scholastic' debates of analytic philosophy. Rather, they wish to treat epistemology as a branch of the philosophy of science.

A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Author: Peter Zachar
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027046
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An exploration of what it means to think about psychiatric disorders as "real," "true," and "objective" and the implications for classification and diagnosis.

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology Second Edition

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251751X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This valued resource helps practitioners and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and allied fields, and base treatment decisions on the best available research. Leading authorities review widely used therapies for a range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, differentiating between those that can stand up to the rigors of science and those that cannot. Questionable assessment and diagnostic techniques and self-help models are also examined. The volume provides essential skills for thinking critically as a practitioner, evaluating the validity of scientific claims, and steering clear of treatments that are ineffective or even harmful. New to This Edition *Reflects the significant growth of evidence-based practices in the last decade. *Updated throughout with the latest treatment research. *Chapter on attachment therapy. *Chapter on controversial interventions for child and adolescent antisocial behavior. *Addresses changes in DSM-5.