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Psychology and the Question of Agency

Psychology and the Question of Agency Disciplinary psychology has failed to achieve a coherent conception of human agency Instead it oscillates between two differing conceptions of agency that are equally untenable a scientistic reducti

  • Title: Psychology and the Question of Agency
  • Author: JackMartin
  • ISBN: 9780791457252
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Disciplinary psychology has failed to achieve a coherent conception of human agency Instead, it oscillates between two differing conceptions of agency that are equally untenable a scientistic, reductive approach to choice and action, and an instrumental approach that celebrates a romantic notion of free will This book examines theoretical, philosophical psychology and aDisciplinary psychology has failed to achieve a coherent conception of human agency Instead, it oscillates between two differing conceptions of agency that are equally untenable a scientistic, reductive approach to choice and action, and an instrumental approach that celebrates a romantic notion of free will This book examines theoretical, philosophical psychology and argues for a historically and socioculturally situated human capacity for choosing and acting in ways not entirely determined by culture and or biology The authors present a detailed developmental theory of how agentic capability emerges from the pre reflective activity of humans in a real physical and social world Implications of the theory are considered for psychological research and practice, and for the broader socio political impact of disciplinary psychology in Western liberal democracies.

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    1. This book is very cleanly written and clearly organized but it is slow to get its point(s) across. The book spends pages and pages explaining certain background topics. Maybe it is because I am a Psychology major and have heard lots of this before, or perhaps because I am LDS and agency can be explained in one simple page that I find this book to be way too lond and repetitive and slow. I love the Gospel: it is amazing how such simple truths are known to even infants in the church and yet academ [...]

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