Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology: Selected proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, June 24-28, 1991. Volume III

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 3, 1993 - Psychology - 537 pages
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I was asked and, alas, with little reflection on the magnitude of the task, thoughtlessly consented, to take on the 'simple' job of writing a preface to the collection of essays comprising this volume. That I was asked to carry out this simple task was probably due to one consideration: I was the main representative of the host institution (Clark University) for the 1991 ISTP Conference, at which the talks, foreshadowing and outlining the 'extended remarks' here printed, were originally presented, and hence, as a token of gratitude, I was vouchsafed the honor of setting the stage. It did not dawn on me, until I began piecemeal to receive and accumulate, over a period of months, the remarkably diverse and heterogeneous essays precipitated by the conference, how mind-boggling it would be to pen a preface pertinent to such an aggregate of prima/acie unrelated articles. Typically, prefaces to collections of essays from different hands are attempts by the prefator or a pride of prefators to provide an overview, a concise map, of the complex terrain which readers are invited to enter; or to direct the attention of potential readers to what the editors take to be the essential or central themes of each of the variegated articles: a practice which, not infrequently and often not unjustifiably, irritates and even enrages individual authors, who object to the complexity, profundity, and nuanced character of their thought being reduced to clicMs and editorial equivalents of sound bites.
  

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Contents

A Study in the Pathology of Scholarship
3
Social Discourse and Moral Science
17
A PostFoundationalist Psychology
31
Social Constructionist Psychoanalysis and the Real
41
Determining Subject Grounds for Action
51
Discovery Intentionality and the Constructionist Project in Psychology
65
The Fear of Relativism in PostPositivist Psychology
77
The Structuralist Program as a Methodology for Theoretical Psychology
85
Feminist Critiques of SexGender as a Psychological Variable
297
Psychoanalysis as a Critical Theory of Gender
307
The Ideology of Beauty
319
A Conceptual Model of Emotions in Social Interaction
325
Lewinian Social Psychology and the Study of the Work Process Till 1947
335
An Historical and Social Psychological Analysis of Conceptual Filtering Consensus Formation Career Gatekeeping and Conservatism in Science
359
Secular Mutations of the Inner Light
379
Research Practice and Practical Politics
389

The Functional Level of Analysis in Psychology
99
The Foundations of a Historical Psychology
111
Psychology of Science as a Contribution to Metascience
123
The Limits of Psychological Critique
135
Is There Anything Beyond the Ideological Critique of Individualism?
143
From Deconstruction to Practice
153
Beyond Objectivsim and Relativism in Dream Interpretation
163
Stratification and Activity
173
Association Free Association and the Logic of Conversation
179
Perspectives on Interpretation for Cognitive Science
185
The MarrJackendoff Theory
195
Social Motives Under Negotiation
211
The Structure of Self in Schizophrenia
219
The Pleasures of the Gulf War
231
Communicative Action and Psychotheraphy
247
Crisis in the Status of Psychological Paradigms
263
Consistency and Chaos in Personality
275
How Mental and Physiological Mechanisms Gear Into One Another
283
What Should Developmental Psychology Be About?
399
Existential Themes in Piagets Genetic Epistemology
403
Hermeneutics and Moral Development
411
The Reception of Vygotskys Ideas in the Nineteen Thirties
419
Family Resemblance as a Model for the Stage Concept
425
Power and Subjectivity in Developmental Psychology
433
Human Destiny or Social Experiment Gone Wrong?
449
On Social Distress Social Misery Social Evil
459
Skepticism and the Sociology of Rational Discourse
463
Moods Social Cognition and Motivation
471
Qualitative Research and Common Sense Psychology
481
A Theoretical View and its Implications
495
Contributions of Sociohistorical Psychology and Phenomenology to Research Methodology
503
Patterns of Meaning and Power in AIDSRelated Psychology
511
The Metaphors of Family Systems Theory
519
Author Index
527
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