PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGIES: WHICH EPISTEMOLOGY?


edited by

Marco Fenici



issue 11 - October 2009

introduction

According to its etymology, psychology is the discipline that investigates the psyche. However, the meaning of the term ‘psyche’ is not constant across time. Sometimes it has indicated a kind of vital breath, sometimes the soul, and sometimes the series of mental functions. Analogously, psychology has identified its object, its method and the goals of its analysis differently over time. read more

 

Jennifer Mundale
Epistemic Preliminaries: Normative Priorities and Neuropsychological Kinds
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Howard Gardner
Scientific Psychology: Should we Bury it or Praise it?
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Matthew R. Broome, Lisa Bortolotti
Mental Illness as Mental: in Defence of Psychological Realism
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Bruce A. Thyer
Epistemology: a Behavior Analytic Perspective        
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Zach Beckstead, Kenneth R. Cabell, Jaan Valsiner
Generalizing Through Conditional Analysis: Systemic Causality in the World of Eternal Becoming
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Gabriele Chiari
The Issue of the Unity and Specificity of Psychology from the Viewpoint of a Constructivist Epistemology
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Louis Hoffman
Knowing and the Unknown: an Existential Epistemology in a Postmodern Context
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Nicolò Terminio
Epistemologia dello studio del caso clinico: note sul metodo della psicoanalisi
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Piero Coppo, Stefania Consigliere
Psicologie, etnopsichiatria, sistemi di cura
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BOOK REVIEWS


Matteo Borri        
Unity in Psychology. Possibility or Pipedream? by Robert J. Sternberg
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Alberto Binazzi
Introduzione alla storia della psicologia by Carmela Morabito
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Chiara Erbosi      
Mind. A Historical and Philosophical Introduction to the Major Theories by André Kukla and Joel Walmsley
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Noemi Della Ratta
Psichiatria, psicoanalisi e nuova biologia della mente by Eric R. Kandel
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Etienne Mullet
Unified Social Cognition by Norman H. Anderson
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Elisabetta Sirgiovanni        
Psychiatry as a Cognitive Neuroscience by Matthew R. Broome and Lisa Bortolotti
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Luca Tateo
The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner and Alberto Rosa
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William Meehan
Psychology's Interpretive Turn: The Search for Truth and Agency in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology by Barbara S. Held
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Guido Caniglia
Phenomenology and Psychological Science. Historical and Philosophical Perspectives - Peter D. Ashworth and Man C. Chung        
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V. Barry Dauphin
Psychodynamic Therapy: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations by Steven K. Huprich
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Marco Fenici
Doing Without Concepts by Edouard Machery
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COMMENTARIES

Umberto Maionchi
Modelli epistemologici in psicologia by Marco Castiglioni, Antonella Corradini
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Luigi Perissinotto
L'aroma del cervello. Commento a le Osservazioni sulla filosofia della Psicologia di Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Elisabetta Sirgiovanni
Psychiatry in the Scientific Image by Dominic Murphy
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Alberto Binazzi
The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism by Bruce A. Thyer
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Martina Pantani
Alternative to Cognition. A New Look at Explaining Human Social Behavior by Christina Lee
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Marta Di Dedda
Critical Thinking about Psychology: Hidden Assumptions and Plausible Alternatives by Brent D. Slife, Jeffrey S. Reber and Frank C. Richardson
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Roberta Passione
La costruzione del soggetto. Le origini storiche della ricerca psicologica by Kurt Danziger           
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REPORTS

Chiara Brozzo
Summer School: "The Social Self"- Alghero, 20-27 September, 2009
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Marta Di Dedda and Martina Pantani
Summer School: "Mind and Language. Mental Simulation and Knowledge of the Past" - Siena, 8-11 June, 2009
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Nicola Simonetti
Rutgers-Siena Joint Workshop: “Mind and Culture” - Siena, 1-2 June, 2009
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