Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology

Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology April 17–21, 1989

  • Wm J. Baker
  • Michael E. Hyland
  • René van Hezewijk
  • Sybe Terwee

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Philosophy and Metatheory of Psychology

    1. Keynote Address

      1. Adriaan D. de Groot
        Pages 1-25
    2. Theoretical Alternatives

      1. Amedeo Giorgi
        Pages 27-36
      2. Charles W. Tolman
        Pages 37-49
      3. Kenneth J. Gergen
        Pages 51-62
      4. Fred Vollmer
        Pages 85-96
      5. Guy A. M. Widdershoven
        Pages 107-112
      6. H. Looren de Jong
        Pages 121-131
      7. Casey P. Boodt, Leendert P. Mos
        Pages 133-144
      8. Morris L. Shames
        Pages 167-175
  3. Theoretical Psychology

  4. Historical Analyses of Psychological Theory

  5. Advancement of Substantive Theory

    1. Michael E. Hyland
      Pages 423-429
    2. Warren Thorngate, Barbara Carroll
      Pages 431-438
    3. Wm J. Baker
      Pages 445-452
    4. Jan Smedslund
      Pages 453-457
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 459-465

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes the proceedings of the third biennial conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, held in Arnhem, the Netherlands, April 17-21, 1989. Fifty-six papers were presented during the four days of the conference, including an invited address by Professor A. D. de Groot, and seven papers composing two plenary sessions, four on the con­ tribution of history to theory, and three on theoretical alternatives for contem­ porary psychology. Of these, 46 papers are presented in the proceedings; all of which suffered editorial changes and, with the exception of the invited ad­ dress, were required to meet a 15 page restriction on length. The editors gratefully acknowledge John Mills, Leendert Mos, and Hank Starn for their invaluable editorial assistance. The papers included here are presented without discussants' commen­ taries. (Over 125 psychologists participated at the conference.) While the papers are representative of the scope of topics covered at the conference, the hours of formal and informal discussions must, unfortunately, be left to the reader's imagination. We encourage the reader to attend one of our next conferences, planned biennially, and alternately, in North America (1991) and Europe (1993).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wm J. Baker
    • 1
  • Michael E. Hyland
    • 2
  • René van Hezewijk
    • 3
  • Sybe Terwee
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyPlymouth PolytechnicPlymouth DevonEngland
  3. 3.Department of PsychonomicsUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of Experimental and Theoretical PsychologyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97311-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9688-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
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