9780128139851-0128139854-Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept: Essential Attributes of Persons and Behavior

Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept: Essential Attributes of Persons and Behavior

ISBN-13: 9780128139851
ISBN-10: 0128139854
Edition: 1
Author: Schwartz, Wynn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Academic Press
Format: Paperback 281 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780128139851
ISBN-10: 0128139854
Edition: 1
Author: Schwartz, Wynn
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Academic Press
Format: Paperback 281 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schwartz, Wynn wrote Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept: Essential Attributes of Persons and Behavior comprising 281 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0128139854 and 9780128139851. Since then Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept: Essential Attributes of Persons and Behavior textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Descriptive Psychology and the Person Concept maps the common ground of behavioral science. The absence of a shared foundation has given us fragmentation, a siloed state of psychological theory and practice. And the science? The integrity of choice, accountability, reason, and intention are necessary commitments at the cornerstone of civilization and any person-centered psychotherapy, but when taught along with a “scientific requirement for reductionism and determinism, reside in contradictory intellectual universes. Peter Ossorio developed the Person Concept to remedy these problems. This book is an introduction to his work and the community of scientists, scholars, and practitioners of Descriptive Psychology.

Ossorio offered these maxims that capture the discipline’s spirit: 1. The world makes sense, and so do people. They make sense to begin with. 2. It’s one world. Everything fits together. Everything is related to everything else. 3. Things are what they are and not something else instead. 4. Don’t count on the world being simpler than it has to be.

The Person Concept is a single, coherent concept of interdependent component concepts: Individual Persons; Behavior as Intentional Action; Language and Verbal Behavior; Community and Culture; and World and Reality.

Descriptive Psychology uses preempirical, theory-neutral formulations and methods, to make explicit the implicit structure of the behavioral sciences. The goal is a framework with a place for what is already known with room for what is yet to be found.

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