Constructing the Subject: Historical Origins of Psychological Research by Kurt DanzigerConstructing the Subject: Historical Origins of Psychological Research by Kurt Danziger

Constructing the Subject: Historical Origins of Psychological Research

byKurt DanzigerEditorMitchell G. Ash

Paperback | January 28, 1994

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The book traces the history of psychological research methodology from the nineteenth century to the emergence of currently favored styles of research. Professor Danziger considers methodology as a kind of social practice rather than being simply a matter of technique. Therefore his historical analysis is primarily concerned with such topics as the development of the social structure of the research relationship between experimenters and their subjects, as well as the role of methodology in the relationship of investigators to each other and to a wider social context. Another major theme addresses the relationship between the social practice of research and the nature of the product that is the outcome of this practice.
Title:Constructing the Subject: Historical Origins of Psychological ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 28, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521467853

ISBN - 13:9780521467858


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical roots of the psychological laboratory; 3. Divergence of investigative practice: the repudiation of Wundt; 4. The social structure of psychological experimentation; 5. The triumph of the aggregate; 6. Identifying the subject in psychological research; 7. Marketable methods; 8. Investigative practice as a professional project; 9. From quantification to methodolatry; 10. Investigating persons; 11. The social construction of psychological knowledge; Appendix; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"It is essential reading for all with an active interest in the history of our discipline and is highly recommended as well for garden-variety research practitioners who dare to consider practicing their art without taking its ways for granted." Charles W. Tolman, Canadian Psychology