Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Boneau, C. A. 2010. Psychological Science. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Psychological science connotes the application of scientific methods and rationales to the study of psychological issues to produce a utilizable body of knowledge called, appropriately, psychological science. To make the story complete, the brief discussion here characterizes psychological content, explicates relevant scientific method and practice, details some historical developments and insights that made this conflation of psychology and science possible, and mentions in passing the relationship of psychological science to the vast arena of scientific endeavor.
- experimental design;
- experimental methods;
- hypothesis testing;
- hypothetical-deductive reasoning;
- philosophy of science;
- scientific method;
- theoretical constructs;
- theoretical psychology