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Science as Psychology Sense-Making and Identity in Science Practice

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ISBN-10: 0521882079

ISBN-13: 9780521882071

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lisa M. Osbeck, Nancy J. Nersessian, Kareen R. Malone, Wendy C. Newstetter

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List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Lisa M. Osbeck is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia. She holds a PhD in general psychology from Georgetown University and was a visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. She was a visiting research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology during the year most of this book was written. Dr Osbeck is the recipient of the 2005 Sigmund Koch Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology bestowed by the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (American Psychological Association, Division 24). She has served on the executive committee of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and is on the editorial boards of Theory and Psychology, the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and the International Journal for the Psychology of Science and Technology.

Regents' Professor of Cognitive Science, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of TechnologyNancy Nersessian's research focuses on creativity, innovation and conceptual change in science. She examines the cognitive and cultural mechanisms that precede theoretical and experimental scientific innovation. She holds an A.B. in Physics and Philosophy from Boston University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve University. Professor Nersessian is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member (foreign) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has held fellowship positions at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard), the Dibner Institute at MIT, the Pittsburgh Center for the Philosophy of Science, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (Fulbright Scholar). She has also served as the Chair of the Cognitive Science Society (2003-4) and on its Governing Board, and as a Governing Board member of the Philosophy of Science Association.

Kareen Malone is a member of Apres-Coup in New York City. She is professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia and director of the Doctoral Program. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Professor Malone has co-edited two volumes on Lacanian Psychoanalysis. She trained with Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudienne pour Recherches et d'Interventions Clinique et Culturelles. She is author and co-author of numerous articles on Lacanian psychoanalysis and critical psychology. She is 2010 President of Division 24 of the American Psychological Association.

Wendy C. Newstetter is the Director of Learning Sciences Research in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She works with faculty both at Georgia Tech and throughout the nation through Project Kaleidoscope to create and develop more effective science, math and engineering educational environments informed by learning and cognitive science research. Dr Newstetter has published in numerous journals and conference proceedings, including the Journal of Engineering Education, Research in Engineering Design, and the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. She is senior editor for the Journal of Engineering Education.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Science and Persons
Methods of Study
The Problem-Solving Person
The Feeling Person
The Positioning Person
The Person Negotiating Cultural Identities
The Person Enacting Race
The Person Enacting Gender
The Learning Person
Epilogue: Science as Psychology: A Tacit Tradition and Its Implications
References
Index