The Essential Brunswik: Beginnings, Explications, Applications

Hardcover | September 20, 2001

EditorKenneth R. Hammond, Thomas R. Stewart

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Egon Brunswik is one of the most brilliant, creative and least understood and appreciated psychologists/philosophers of the 20th century. This book presents a collection of Brunswik's most important papers together with interpretive comments by prominent scholars who explain the intent anddevelopment of his thought. This collection and the accompanying diverse examples of the application of his ideas will encourage a deeper understanding of Brunswik in the 21st century than was the case in the 20th century. The 21st century already shows signs of acceptance of Brunswikian thoughtwith the appearance of psychologists with a different focus; emulation of physical science is of less importance, and positive contributions toward understanding behavior outside the laboratory without abandoning rigor are claiming more notice. As a result, Brunswik's theoretical and methodologicalviews are already gaining the attention denied them in the 20th century. The plan of this book is to provide, for the first time, in one place the articles that show the origins of his thought, with all their imaginative and creative spirit, as well as thoughtful, scholarly interpretations of thedevelopment, meaning and application of his ideas to modern psychology. Thus, his views will become more understandable and more widely disseminated, as well as advanced through the fresh meaning given to them by the psychologists of the 21st century.

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Egon Brunswik is one of the most brilliant, creative and least understood and appreciated psychologists/philosophers of the 20th century. This book presents a collection of Brunswik's most important papers together with interpretive comments by prominent scholars who explain the intent anddevelopment of his thought. This collection and...

Kenneth R. Hammond is at University of Colorado, Boulder (Emeritus). Thomas R. Stewart is at SUNY, Albany.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 20, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroductionPart I. Beginnings: The Grand Ideas Introduced1. Edward C. Tolman and Egon Brunswik: The organism and the causal texture of the environment2. Egon Brunswik: Psychology as a science of objective relations3. Egon Brunswik: Organismic achievement and environment probability4. Egon Brunswik: Distal focussing of perception: Size constancy in a representative sample of situations5. Egon Brunswik: Points of view: Components of psychological theorizing6. Egon Brunswik: Remarks on functionalism in perception7. Representative design and probabilistic theory in a functional psychology andIn defense of probabilistic functionalism: A replyEgon Brunswik: Part II. Explications: Iconoclasm at WorkA. Demonstrations of a new methodology: Representative design8. Egon Brunswik and Hans Herma: Probability learning of perceptual cues in the establishment of a weight illusion9. Egon Brunswik: Thing constancy as measured by correlation coefficients10. Egon Brunswik: Probability as a determiner of rat behavior11. Egon Brunswik and Joe Kamiya: Ecological cue-validity of "proximity" and of other Gestalt factorsB. Demonstrations of a comprehensive theory12. Ray W. Cooksey: Conceptual Framework of Psychology: Then and Now13. James J. Gibson: Survival in a world of probable objectsC. Final thoughts14. Egon Brunswik: "Ratiomorphic" models of perception and thinking15. Egon Brunswik: Perception and the representative design of psychological experiments16. Egon Brunswik: Ontogenetic and other developmental parallels to the history of science17. Egon Brunswik: Historical and thematic relations of psychology to other sciences18. Egon Brunswik: Scope and aspects of the cognitive problemPart III. ApplicationsA. Theoretical and methodological contributions to psychology19. Michael E. Doherty, Gregory L. Brake, and Gernot D. Kleiter: The Contribution of Representative Design to Calibration Research20. Michael E. Doherty and Barbara A. Reilly: Assessing Self-Insight via Policy Capturing and Cognitive Feedback21. R. James Holzworth: Judgment analysis22. Linda Albright and Thomas E. Malloy: Brunswik's Theoretical and Methodological Contributions to Research in Interpersonal Perception23. Stephen G. Schilling and James H. Hogge: Hierarchical Linear Models for the Nomothetic Aggregation of Idiographic Descriptions of Judgment24. Gerd Gigerenzer and Elke M. Kurz: Vicarious Functioning Reconsidered: A Fast and Frugal Lens Model25. R. James Holzworth: Multiple Cue Probability Learning26. Bo Earle: Brunswik and Moral Psychology27. Thomas R. Stewart: The Lens Model EquationB. Overviews of applications to substantive problems28. David Funder: The Realistic Accuracy Model and Brunswik's Approach to Social Judgment29. James H. Hogge: Application of the Lens Model to the Evaluation of Professional Performance30. Robert S. Wigton: Brunswik and Medical Science31. John Gillis and Frank Bernieri: The perception and judgment of rapport32. John Rohrbaugh: The Relationship between Strategy and Achievement as the Basic Unit of Group Functioning33. Jeryl L. Mumpower: Brunswikian Research on Social Perception, Interpersonal Learning and Conflict, and Negotiation34. John Gillis: Understanding the Effects of Psychiatric Drugs on Social Judgment35. Alex Kirlik: Human Factors36. Peter Juslin: Representative Design: Cognitive Science from a Brunswikian PerspectiveC. Examples of current Brunswikian research and application37. James H. Hogge and Stephen G. Schilling: Assessing the Reliability of Judgments38. Leonard Adelman, DeVere Henderson, and Sheryl Miller: Vicarious Functioning in Teams39. Gerard Chasseigne and Etienne Mullet: Probabilistic Functioning and Cognitive Aging40. Patrik N. Juslin: A Brunswikian Approach to Emotional Communication in Music Performance41. Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre and Ludovic Duponchelle: An Application of the Lens Model to Guidance and Counseling of Adolescents42. Kenneth R. Hammond: How Probabilistic Functionalism Advances Evolutionary Psychology43. C. R. B. Joyce: Brunswik and Quality of Life: A Brief NotePart IV. Brunswik the man and his ideas44. Gerd Gigerenzer: Ideas in exile: The Struggles of an Upright Man45. Mitchell G. Ash: Egon Brunswik Before and After Emigration: A Study in the History of Science46. Kenneth R. Hammond: Expansion of Egon Brunswik's Psychology, 1955-199547. Kenneth R. Hammond: Notes from Berkeley, 1938; 1945-4848. Ruth Bussey: Notes from a student in ViennaEpilogueComplete, annotated list of Brunswik's published papersReferencesIndex