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Rethinking Psychology

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience

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Balancing readability with intellectual rigor, this is an essential guide to understanding the complex relationship between psychology, science, and pseudoscience. At a time when unempirical data and evidence is increasingly...

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Balancing readability with intellectual rigor, this is an essential guide to understanding the complex relationship between psychology, science, and pseudoscience. At a time when unempirical data and evidence is increasingly purported as justification for scientific claims in the public consciousness, Hughes considers its impact upon the very philosophy behind the scientific principles behind the methods that produce research findings. Further, he examines the controversial research practices and biases in the psychological field that threaten the integrity of its claims. 

This book undertakes a fascinating contemplation and sagacious analysis of the historical and contemporary debates regarding psychological methods and research. Written to suit 3rd year undergraduate students and MA/MSc students in psychology as well as academics and the more general reader interested in these subject issues.

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  • Presents information with a tone that balances between intellectual rigour and readability; thoroughgoing without being exhaustive
  • Written in an engaging style with many fascinating examples;designed to be read by the student, academic and lay-person
  • Timely written and highly relevant in its focus, this book is up-to-date with the current controversies in psychology and on-going debates in the field 

PART I: PSYCHOLOGY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE IN THEORY
1. What is Science and Why is it Useful?.- 2. What is Pseudoscience and Why is it Popular?.- 3. The Scientific Nature of Psychology.- 4. The Psychology of Evidentiary Reasoning.- PART II: PSYCHOLOGY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE IN PRACTICE
5. Examples from the Fringes: From Healing the Mind to Reading the Body.- 6. Examples from the Mainstream: Biological Reductionism as Worldview.- 7. Examples from the Mainstream: What Some People Say about What They Think They Think.- PART III: PSYCHOLOGY AND PSEUDOSCIENCE IN CONTEXT
8. Biases and Subjectivism in Psychology.- 9. Religion, Optimism and their Place in Psychology.- 10. Psychologists at the Threshold: Why Should We Care?.
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Brian Hughes is Professor of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has held visiting academic appointments at the Universities of Missouri, Leiden, and Birmingham, and at King's College London. His research focuses on psychological stress and its impact on health, and on psychosocial moderators of stress processes. He also writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, and medicine. He holds Ph.D. and B.A. degrees from the National University of Ireland, and an Ed.M. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Brian Hughes is Professor of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has held visiting academic appointments at the Universities of Missouri, Leiden, and Birmingham, and at King's College London. His research focuses on psychological stress and its impact on health, and on psychosocial moderators of stress processes. He also writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, and medicine. He holds Ph.D. and B.A. degrees from the National University of Ireland, and an Ed.M. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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