Contextualism as a philosophy of science has been receiving increased attention from psychologists and other social scientists frustrated with the dominant mechanistic view within psychology. This volume explores a wide range of contextualistic views within psychology and the social sciences. These are fresh approaches that cut across old quarrels and polarities.
This volume is composed of 13 chapters, each followed by brief discussions that elaborate and elucidate the contributions. It is intended for professionals and students in the social sciences. Varieties is one of only a small number of contemporary volumes focusing exclusively on contextualism as a world view.
Analytic Goals and the Varieties of Scientific Contextualism by Steven C. Hayes
Reality and Truth by Linda J. Hayes
The Narrative as the Root Metaphor for Contextualism by Theodore R. Sarbin
Contextualism and Dialectical Materialism by Hayne W. Reese
Personal Construct Systems in the Context of Action by James C. Mancuso
Contextualism, Historiography, and the History of Behavior Analysis by Edward Morris
A Sociohistorical Psychological Approach to Contextualism by Carl Ratner
Dramapsych: Getting Serious about Context by Karl E. Scheibe
Interpretive and Hermeneutic Research Methods in the Contextualistic Analysis of Verbal Behavior by Michael Dougher
Contextualism and the Post-Modern Condition: Learning from Las Vegas by Michael J. Chandler
A Functional Contextualist Framework for Community Interventions by Anthony Biglan
Behavior as the Functional Content of Language Games by Emilio Ribes Inesta
Human Development: A Developmental Contextual Perspective by Richard M. Lerner