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Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences

Subjectivity and Knowledge

Generalization in the Psychological Study of Everyday Life

Editors: Højholt, Charlotte, Schraube, Ernst (Eds.)

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  • Provides a necessary epistemological renewal of psychological theory, methodology, and research practice 
  • Offers new theoretical and methodological vocabulary to the study of psychological inquiry 
  • Discusses the current debates on the scientific foundation of psychological theory, methodology, and research practice 
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About this book

Based on a collection of chapters of leading scholars in the field, the purpose of this book is to intervene in current debates on the scientific foundation of psychological theory, methodology and research practice, and to offer an in-depth, situated and contextual understanding of psychological generalization. This book aims to contribute to a theoretical and methodological vocabulary which includes the subjective dimension of human life in psychological inquiry, and roots processes of generalization in persons’ common, social, cultural and material practices of everyday living.  
The volume is directed to students, professors, and researchers in psychology as well as to scholars in other branches of the humanities and social science where psychology and especially subjectivity, everyday practice and the development of psychological knowledge is an issue. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars in the field of cultural psychology, critical psychology, psychology of everyday life as well as psychological methodology and qualitative studies of everyday life including the various critical undergraduate, graduate, master, and PhD programs. The book will also be of special interest for scholars working in social psychology, history of psychology, general psychology, theoretical psychology, environmental psychology and political psychology.  

About the authors

​Charlotte Højholt is Professor of Social Psychology of Everyday Life in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University, Denmark. The focus of her research is on children’s everyday life, and she is working with theoretical development through Practice Research, a unity of empirical research and developmental work. Her studies explore children’s participation in social practice, going across different life contexts such as family, school, kindergarten, recreation centers and special help arrangements. This has given a focus on the communities of children, their personal conduct of life and on the cooperation between the grown-ups (parents, teachers, pedagogues, psychologists). She has published widely in the areas of development, learning, professionalism, interdisciplinary work and methodology. She is head of the PhD program Social Psychology of Everyday Life at Roskilde University and of the inter-institutional research group Practice Research in Development.
Ernst Schraube is Professor of Social Psychology of Technology in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University, Denmark. In his teaching and research, he focuses on the social and political implications of modern technologies in everyday life and he is currently working on a project on the significance of digital technologies in students’ learning and conduct of everyday life. He published widely in psychology of technology, social psychology of everyday life, critical psychology, theoretical psychology as well as science and technology studies. The 1998-99 academic year he spent as a visiting research scholar in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Subjectivity and Knowledge – The Formation of Situated Generalization in Psychological Research

    Pages 1-19

    Schraube, Ernst (et al.)

  • Subjectivity, Conflictuality, and Generalization in Social Praxis

    Pages 23-40

    Axel, Erik (et al.)

  • Rethinking Generalization with Kurt Lewin and Action Research

    Pages 41-60

    Dege, Martin

  • Developing a Dialectical Understanding of Generalization: An Unfinalized Dialogue Between Vygotsky and Davydov

    Pages 61-77

    Dafermos, Manolis

  • Generalization in Science: Abstracting from Unique Events

    Pages 79-97

    Valsiner, Jaan

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-29977-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29976-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subjectivity and Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Generalization in the Psychological Study of Everyday Life
Editors
  • Charlotte Højholt
  • Ernst Schraube
Series Title
Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29977-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29977-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29976-7
Series ISSN
2523-8663
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 250
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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