After the methods crisis, the theory crisis – Mind Hacks
This thread began through Ekaterina Damer has precipitated many suggestions from psychologists on twitter.
Here are maximum of the suggestions, with their recommender in brackets. I haven’t learn those, however sought after to collate them in a single position. Comments are open in case you have your personal tips.
(Iris van Rooij)
“How does it work?” vs. “What are the laws?” Two conceptions of mental clarification. Robert Cummins
Personal Reflections on Theory and Psychology
(just about everybody, however Tal Yarkoni put it like this)
“Meehl said most of what there is to say about this”
(Which rings a bell in my memory, PsychBrief has been studying Meehl and gives intensive summaries right here: Paul Meehl on philosophy of science: video lectures and papers)
What Theory is Not through Robert I. Sutton & Barry M. Staw
Valerie Gray Hardcastle’s “How to build a theory in cognitive science”.
Chapter 1 of Gawronski, B., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2015). Theory and clarification in social psychology. Guilford Publications.
McGuire, W. J. (1997). Creative speculation producing in psychology: Some helpful heuristics. Annual overview of psychology, 48(1), 1-30.
Jaccard, J., & Jacoby, J. (2010). Theory Construction and Model-building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Guilford Press.
Fiedler, Ok. (2004). Tools, toys, truisms, and theories: Some ideas on the ingenious cycle of theory formation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, eight(2), 123–131.
Roberts and Pashler (2000). How persuasive is a superb are compatible? A touch upon theory checking out
From the dialogue it’s transparent that the theory crisis might be each bit as wealthy and stuffed with dissent as the methods crisis.
Updates 16 August 2018
Simmering et al (2010). To Model or Not to Model? A Dialogue on the Role of Computational Modeling in Developmental Science
(Brett Buttliere: we made a Facebook workforce to discuss theory)
Psychological Theory Discussion Group
Wilson, Ok. G. (2001). Some notes on theoretical constructs: sorts and validation from a contextual behavioral viewpoint
(Michael P. Grosz)
Theoretical Amnesia through Denny Borsboom
Fiedler (2017). What Constitutes Strong Psychological Science? The (Neglected) Role of Diagnosticity and A Priori Theorizing