The Psychology of Science Is Off and Running but Where Do We Go from Here?

Gregory J. Feist

in Psychology of Science

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199753628
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950027 | DOI:
The Psychology of Science Is Off and Running but Where Do We Go from Here?

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Since 2006, the psychology of science has become an established discipline. The year 2006 saw the first international conference, from which the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology was launched. The following year, the first peer-reviewed journal was started, the Journal of Psychology of Science and Technology. The society and journal are still relatively small and young. The question arises, where next? To survive and thrive, graduate training programs, federally funded grants, research centers, undergraduate and graduate courses, and degrees are needed. The society has been working on proposals for training grants and other graduate-student-oriented initiatives, such as awards and scholarships for the best research projects on the psychology of science. This chapter reviews the history of the field and describes some of the initiatives being undertaken to ensure its healthy maturation in the future.

Keywords: psychology of science; degree courses; graduate training; federal grants; research centers; training grants

Chapter.  11446 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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