Science and psychology

Richard Wilton, Trevor Harley

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Abstract

Science and Psychology provides a comprehensive introduction to the structure and characteristics of scientific explanation, using examples from a variety of sciences to illuminate the scientific approach taken in psychology. In addition, the authors discuss a range of conceptual issues particular to psychology. They examine the concepts of free will, consciousness, and purposeful behaviour, and consider the social implications of possible future changes in our understanding of these concepts and of ourselves. The final chapters of the book provide an account of what psychology can tell us about the history and origins of science. Assuming no previous understanding of either the philosophy of science or any science other than psychology, Science and Psychology is an ideal resource for both final year undergraduates and postgraduates studying psychology. Psychologists and other scientists who wish to further their understanding of the relationship between psychology and the natural sciences may also find the contents to be of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages176
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315529288
ISBN (Print)9781138693791, 9781138696807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2017

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