© 1990

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
Conference proceedings

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

    1. Paul van Geert
      Pages 193-209
    2. Gert J. J. Biesta, Siebren Miedema, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
      Pages 211-220

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).


Emotion Intuition cognition objectivity philosophy of science probability psychology science

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

  • Book Title Recent Trends in Theoretical Psychology
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology April 17–21, 1989
  • Editors William J. Baker
    Michael E. Hyland
    Rene van Hezewijk
    Sybe Terwee
  • Series Title Recent Research in Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-97311-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-9688-8
  • Series ISSN 1431-7532
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 465
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology Research
    Philosophy of Science
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