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Psychology and the Question of Agency

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published May 8th 2003 by State University of New York Press (first published May 1st 2003)
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Austin Miller
Aug 24, 2012 Austin Miller rated it it was ok
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 ...more
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Dr. Jack Martin is Burnaby Mountain Endowed Professor of Psychology. His research interests are in philosophy and history of psychology social‐developmental psychology, and educational psychology, with particular emphasis on the psychology of selfhood, agency, and personho
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