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Introduction

Robert W. Proctor and E. J. Capaldi

in Psychology of Science

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199753628
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950027 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753628.003.0021
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The psychology of science is a developing field that uses the methods, data, and theory of psychology to better understand the practice of science. In recent years, psychology has come increasingly to examine implicit as well as explicit processes in decision making and thought. The major purpose of this chapter is to acquaint the reader with some of the major issues in the field concerning the roles of implicit and explicit processes in the practice of science. This chapter provides an overview for the book that should be of value to readers in understanding the relations between the individual chapters.

Keywords: psychology of science; scientific practice; decision making; thought; implicit processes; explicit processes

Chapter.  4797 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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