Why we need a ‘psychology of science’

The next meeting of the seminar „Philosophy of Cognitive Science” will take place on April, 11th, at 10:30 (AM Warsaw, CET). Our guest will be Balazs Aczel (ELTE, Eotvos Lorand University, Institute of Psychology, Budapest). We will discuss a paper: Why we need a ‘psychology of science

Introduction: Science is a human enterprise and if we want to improve it, we must understand its human aspects. Unlike philosophy and sociology, and despite previous attempts to develop one, psychology has no dedicated approach to studying the scientific world. We need a ‘psychology of science’ — a dedicated subdiscipline that takes this perspective and understands that many of the strengths and weaknesses of the scientific world depend on how its members work and live together. Here, I propose that the psychology of science be redefined as covering all metascientific approaches that use the empirical methods, perspectives or conceptual frameworks of psychology, to understand or support the way in which science is done. We will meet online at GoogleMeet (email: pnowakowski@ifispan.edu.pl for the link).

Aczel 2023 Why we need a psychology of science

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