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Developmental Psychology: Philosophy, Concepts, Methodology
All scientific concepts, theories, and research methods are built on sets of fundamental, often implicit, assumptions termed metatheoretical. This chapter examines the history and contemporaryExpand
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Processes, Relations, and Relational‐Developmental‐Systems
Any science, including developmental science, functions within a broad set of concepts that generally go unnoticed during day to day research activities. These background ideas constitute theExpand
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Relationism and relational developmental systems: a paradigm for developmental science in the post-Cartesian era.
  • W. Overton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Advances in child development and behavior
  • 2013
This chapter argues that the Cartesian-split-mechanistic scientific paradigm that until recently functioned as the standard conceptual framework for subfields of developmental science (includingExpand
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A New Paradigm for Developmental Science: Relationism and Relational-Developmental Systems
The Cartesian-Split-Mechanistic scientific paradigm that until recently functioned as the standard conceptual framework for sub-fields of developmental science (including inheritance, evolution, andExpand
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Personality as the basis for theoretical predilections.
Four groups of behavioral scientists with divergent theoretical persuasions--43 sociobiologists, 25 behaviorists, 35 personality psychologists, and 16 human developmentalists--showed significantlyExpand
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Exemplifying the Integrations of the Relational Developmental System
Over the past 35 years, developmental psychology has been transformed into developmental science (Lerner, 2006; cf., e.g., Bornstein & Lamb, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1999 with Bornstein & Lamb, 2005).Expand
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Models of Development and Theories of Development
ABSTRACT Models, which originate in metaphor, exist on several levels ranging from all inclusive metaphysical models to narrowly circumscribed models of specific features of theories. Models at theExpand
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Turn Left at the Church, Or Three Miles North
This study examined how college students give directions from maps, either with maps perceptually available, or after maps had been memorized. Six aspects of direction giving were coded: use ofExpand
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World views and their influence on psychological theory and research: Kuhn-Lakatos-Laudan.
  • W. Overton
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Advances in child development and behavior
  • 1984
Publisher Summary This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the understanding concerning the functioning of rival scientific research programs in psychology has evolved along lines that areExpand
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