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The Resource Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories, compiled by J. Roeckelein, (electronic resource)

Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories, compiled by J. Roeckelein, (electronic resource)

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Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories
Title
Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories
Statement of responsibility
compiled by J. Roeckelein
Title variation
Dictionary of psychological theories
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In attempting to understand and explain various behaviour, events, and phenomena in their field, psychologists have developed and enunciated an enormous number of "best guesses" or theories concerning the phenomenon in question. Such theories involve speculations and statements that range on a potency continuum from "strong" to "weak". The term theory, itself, has been conceived of in various ways in the psychological literature. In the present dictionary, the strategy of lumping together all the various traditional descriptive labels regarding psychologists "best guesses" under the single descriptive term theory has been adopted. The descriptive labels of principle, law, theory, model, paradigm, effect, hypothesis and doctrine are attached to many of the entries, and all such descriptive labels are subsumed under the umbrella term theory. The title of this dictionary emphasizes the term theory (implying both strong and weak best guesses) and is a way of indication, overall, the contents of this comprehensive dictionary in a parsimonious and felicitous fashion. The dictionary contains terms covering the origination, development, and evolution of various psychological concepts, as well as the historical definition, analysis, and criticisms of psychological concepts. Terms and definitions are in English, from ABC THEORY/MODEL to ZYZ
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CaBNVSL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Roeckelein, Jon E
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Psychology
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Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories, compiled by J. Roeckelein, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
44517500
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (2872 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722834
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229248
  • (Credo)estpsyctheory2006
  • (OCoLC)436849676
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Elsevier's dictionary of psychological theories, compiled by J. Roeckelein, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
44517500
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (2872 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849722834
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229248
  • (Credo)estpsyctheory2006
  • (OCoLC)436849676
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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