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Shaping Psychology

Perspectives on Legacy, Controversy and the Future of the Field

Authors: Witkowski, Tomasz

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  • Presents the perspectives of leading authorities on the nature, possibilities, and limitations of psychological science 
  • Provides an understanding of the contributions of each of the persons interviewed to their respective specialism
  • Offers an overview of the psychologists and the discipline as they are found in the early 21st century
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Shaping Psychology is a unique collection of in-depth conversations with a selection of the most influential psychologists working today, conducted at the end of a decade that shook psychological science. They provide insights into the controversies at the heart of contemporary psychology, revealing a clash of visions of what psychological science is all about and what its future holds. They are candid on the crisis in psychology and explore its causes, consequences and how to overcome it. They also discuss challenges in the field, their careers, and the experiences that shaped their worldview.

Those interviewed include pioneers who have shaped psychology as we know it today and who represent a wide range of specializations, from research to mental health practice, mainstream psychology to critical psychology and neuroscience to the Open Science movement. 

Elizabeth F. Loftus, Stanford University, USA
Jerome Kagan, Harvard University, USA
Michael I. Posner, University of Oregon, USA
Scott O. Lilienfeld, Emory University, USA
Robert J. Sternberg, Cornell University, USA
Robert Plomin, King’s College London, UK 
Susan J. Blackmore, University of Plymouth, UK
Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University, USA
Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Roy F. Baumeister, University of Queensland, Australia
Erica Burman, University of Manchester, UK
Brian A. Nosek, University of Virginia, USA
Vikram H. Patel, Harvard Medical School, USA
Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University, USA
Carol A. Tavris, independent academic, USA,



About the authors

Tomasz Witkowski is a psychologist, science writer, skeptic and the author of several dozen science papers, several hundred popular science articles and fourteen books. Witkowski’s previous books include Psychology Gone Wrong and Psychology Led Astray.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Witkowski, Tomasz

  • Elizabeth F. Loftus: Cognitive Psychology, Witness Testimony and Human Memory

    Pages 11-27

    Witkowski, Tomasz

  • Jerome Kagan: Temperament, Developmental Psychology and Methodology

    Pages 29-44

    Witkowski, Tomasz

  • Michael I. Posner: Cognitive Neuroscience, Attention Networks and Training the Brain

    Pages 45-59

    Witkowski, Tomasz

  • Scott O. Lilienfeld: Clinical Psychology, Evidence-Based Treatments and Skepticism

    Pages 61-78

    Witkowski, Tomasz

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Softcover 25,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shaping Psychology
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Legacy, Controversy and the Future of the Field
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50003-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50003-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50002-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 331
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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