Philosophy of Social Science

Topic:

A Prominent Worldview

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Slife, B. D., Martin, G., & Sasser, S. (2017).  A prominent worldview of professional psychology:  Its assumptions and its practices.  In B. Slife, K. O’Grady, and R. Kosits, (Eds.), pp. 25 - 43.  Hidden worldviews in psychology.  New York:  Routledge Publications.

Topic:

Critical Thinking and Hermeneutics

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Richardson, F. C. & Slife, B. D. (2011).  Critical thinking in social and psychological inquiry.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 31 (3), 165 - 172.

Topic:

Defining Psychology

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Slife, B. D. (2005).  Testing the limits of Henriques’ proposal:  Wittgensteinian lessons and hermeneutic dialogue.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1 - 14.

Topic:

Empiricism

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Slife, B. D. & Slife, N. M. (2014). Empiricism. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of critical psychology, (pp. 571 - 578). New York: Springer.

Topic:

Epistemology of Psychology of Religion

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Nelson, J. & Slife, B.D. (2012).  Theoretical and epistemological issues in the psychology of religion.  Oxford handbook for the psychology of religion.  Pp. 21 - 35.  Oxford, UK:  Oxford University Press..

Topic:

Experience of Love of Limitations of Psychological Explanation

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Slife, B. D. (2017).  The experience of love and the limits of psychological explanation.  Brigham Young University Studies, 56 (3), 79 - 92.

Topic:

Hermeneutic Moral Realism

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O’Grady, K. & Slife, B. D. (2017).  A prominent worldview of psychological research:  Methodology and practice, pp. 44 - 57.  In B. Slife, K. O’Grady, and R. Kosits, (Eds.). Hidden worldviews in psychology. New York:  Routledge Publications.

Topic:

Hermeneutic Realism

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Slife, B. D. & Christensen, T. (2013).  Hermeneutic realism:  Toward a truly meaningful psychology.  Review of General Psychology, 17 (2), 230 - 236.

Topic:

How to Interpret the Biologization of Psychology

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Slife, B. D., Burchfield, C., & Hedges, D. (2010).  Interpreting the “biologization” of psychology.  Journal of Mind and Behavior, 31 (3), 165 - 177.

Topic:

Ideology of Empiricism

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Slife, B. D. & Melling, B. (2009).  The ideology of empiricism.  Edification:  Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 2 (1), 44 - 48.

Topic:

Jamesian Pluralism in Psychology

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Wendt, D. & Slife, B. D. (2009).  Recent calls for Jamesian pluralism in the natural and social sciences:  Will psychology heed the call?  Journal of Mind and Behavior, 30 (3), 185 - 204.

Topic:

Legacy of James in Psychology

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Slife, B. D. (2009).  The modern legacy of James’ A Pluralistic Universe.  Journal of Mind and Behavior, 30 (3), 103 - 106.

Topic:

Levinasian Epistemology

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Clegg, J. W. & Slife, B. D. (2005).  Epistemology and the hither side: a Levinasian account of relational knowing.  European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Health, 7 (1), 65 - 76.

Topic:

Method and God - a reply

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Slife, B. D. & Melling, B. S. (2006).  Psychological method and the activity of god:  Clarifications and distinctions.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34 (3), 280 - 284.

Topic:

Method decisions: Quantitative and Qualitative Models

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Slife, B. D. & Melling, B. (2012).  Method decisions:  Quantitative and qualitative inquiry in the study of religious phenomena.  Pastoral Psychology, 61 (5), 721 - 734.

Topic:

Methodological pluralism

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Slife, B. D. & Gantt, E. (1999).  Methodological pluralism:  A framework for psychotherapy research.  Journal of Clinical Psychology.  55 (12), 1 - 13.

Topic:

Operational Definitions in Research

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Slife, B. D., Yanchar, S. C., & Wright, C. (2016).  Using operational definitions in research:  A best practices approach.  Journal of Mind and Behavior, 37 (2), 119 - 140.

Topic:

Postmodern Ethics

Reference:

 

Clegg, J. & Slife, B. D. (2008).  Research ethics in the postmodern context.  In D. Mertens & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), Handbook of social research ethics.  Pp. 23 - 38.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.

Topic:

Problems in Conceptualizing Religious Practices

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Slife, B. D. & Reber, J. S. (2012).  Conceptualizing religious practices in psychological research:  Problems and prospects.  Pastoral Psychology, 61 (5), 735 - 746.

Topic:

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism

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Slife, B. D. & Reber, J. S. (2009).  Is there a pervasive implicit bias against theism in psychology?  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 29 (2), 63 - 79.

Topic:

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism's Prejudice

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Slife, B. D. & Reber, J. S. (2009).  The prejudice against prejudice:  A reply to the comments.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 29 (2), 128 - 136.

Topic:

Questioning Naturalism

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Slife, B. D., Starks, S., & Primosch, M. (2014).  Questioning the research presumption of naturalism:  A case study.  Pastoral Psychology, 63 (3), 339 - 353.

Topic:

Raising Consciousness of Researchers

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Slife, B. D. (1998).  Raising the consciousness of researchers:  Hidden assumptions in the behavioral sciences.  Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 15 (3), 208 - 221.

Topic:

The New Wave of Thinking

Reference:

 

Slife, B. D. & Ghelfi, E. (2019).  A new wave of thinking in psychology.  In Teo, T. (Ed.), Re-envisioning theoretical psychology. Pp. 239 - 271. New York:  Palgrave Publications.

Topic:

Theistic scientific method

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Slife, B. D. & Richard, S. (2005, April).  Toward a theistic approach to psychological method.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychology of Religion, Columbus, Maryland.