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A Guided Science: History of Psychology in the Mirror of Its Making by Jaan Valsiner - Paperback
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A Guided Science: History of Psychology in the Mirror of Its Making by Jaan Valsiner - Paperback

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Psychology & Philosophy
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9781412851916
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Jaan Valsiner
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Transaction Publishers
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That sciences are guided by explicit and implicit ties to their surrounding social world is not new. Jaan Valsiner fills in the wide background of scholarship on the history of science, the recent focus on social studies of sciences, and the cultural and cognitive analyses of knowledge making. The theoretical scheme that he uses to explain the phenomena of social guidance of science comes ...

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    Category Type
    Psychology & Philosophy
    ISBN
    9781412851916
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    English
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    2724432237411
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    Author
    Jaan Valsiner
    Category Type
    Psychology & Philosophy
    ISBN
    9781412851916
    Languages
    English
    Item EAN
    2724432237411
    People
    Author
    Jaan Valsiner
    People
    Publisher
    Transaction Publishers
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    Paperback
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    That sciences are guided by explicit and implicit ties to their surrounding social world is not new. Jaan Valsiner fills in the wide background of scholarship on the history of science, the recent focus on social studies of sciences, and the cultural and cognitive analyses of knowledge making. The

    That sciences are guided by explicit and implicit ties to their surrounding social world is not new. Jaan Valsiner fills in the wide background of scholarship on the history of science, the recent focus on social studies of sciences, and the cultural and cognitive analyses of knowledge making. The theoretical scheme that he uses to explain the phenomena of social guidance of science comes from his thinking about processes of development in general-his theory of bounded indeterminacy-and on the relations of human beings with their culturally organized environments. Valsiner examines reasons for the slow and nonlinear progress of ideas in psychology as a science at the border of natural and social sciences. Why is that intellectual progress occurs in different countries at different times? Most responses are self-serving blinders for presenting science as a given rather than understanding it as a deeply human experience. For Valsiner, scientific knowledge is cultural at its core. Major changes have occurred in contemporary sciences-collective authorship, fragmentation of knowledge into small, quickly published (and equally quickly retractable) journal articles, and the counting of numbers of such articles by institutions as if that is a measure of "scientific productivity." Scientists are inherently ambivalent about the benefit of these changes for the actual development of knowledge. There is a gradual "takeover" of the domain of scientific knowledge creation by other social institutions with vested interests in defending and promoting knowledge that serves their social interests. Sciences are entering into a new form of social servitude.

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    • Category: Psychology & Philosophy
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Language of Text: English
    • Author(s): Jaan Valsiner
    • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
    • ISBN: 9781412851916
    • Number of Pages: 332
    • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.74 inches
 

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