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SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology

The Psychology of Scientific Inquiry

Authors: Toomela, Aaro

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  • Fresh look at causality as it applies in social sciences
  • Links of philosophy and psychology
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This brief sets out on a course to distinguish three main kinds of thought that underlie scientific thinking.

Current science has not agreed on an understanding of what exactly the aim of science actually is, how to understand scientific knowledge, and how such knowledge can be achieved. Furthermore, no science today also explicitly admits the fact that knowledge can be constructed in different ways and therefore every scientist should be able to recognize the form of thought that under-girds their understanding of scientific theory. In response to this, this texts seeks to answer the questions: What is science? What is (scientific) explanation? What is causality and why it matters? 

Science is a way to find new knowledge. The way we think about the world constrains the aspects of it we can understand. Scientists, the author suggests, should engage in a metacognitive perspective on scientific theory that reflects not only what exists in the world, but also the way the scientist thinks about the world.



About the authors

Aaro Toomela is a Professor of Cultural and Neuropsychology at the Tallinn University, Estonia. His research interests cover all the main fields of psychology—cognitive, developmental, cultural, social, personality, biological, evolutionary, and applied—as well as philosophy, history and methodology of psychology. He has authored scientific papers in all these fields.

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Scientific Inquiry
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31449-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31449-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-31448-4
Series ISSN
2511-395X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 132
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