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Toward a Pragmatic Psychology

Butt, Trevor (2013) Toward a Pragmatic Psychology. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 26 (3). pp. 218-224. ISSN 1072-0537

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In this article I want to expand on the pragmatism that runs through Being Human: Human Being in order to think about what a pragmatic psychology might look like. Baert (2005) argued that a pragmatist science has to begin with an acknowledgment of the different interests that might be behind inquiry. The aims of inquiry are linked to useful and appropriate methods. I argue that in personality and social psychology the focus should primarily be on achieving hermeneutic understanding, rather than on finding causal explanation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 14:19
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 18:53


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