Psychological Studies of Science and Technology

  • Kieran C. O'Doherty
  • Lisa M. Osbeck
  • Ernst Schraube
  • Jeffery Yen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kieran C. O’Doherty, Lisa M. Osbeck, Ernst Schraube, Jeffery Yen
    Pages 1-28
  3. Scoping a New Psychology of Science and Technology

  4. Applying Psychological Concepts to the Study of Science and Technology

  5. Critical Perspectives on Psychology as a Science

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


This book provides a significant contribution to scholarship on the psychology of science and the psychology of technology by showcasing a range of theory and research distinguished as psychological studies of science and technology. Science and technology are central to almost all domains of human activity, for which reason they are the focus of subdisciplines such as philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, sociology of knowledge, and history of science and technology. To date, psychology has been marginal in this space and limited to relatively narrow epistemological orientations. By explicitly embracing pluralism and an international approach, this book offers new perspectives and directions for psychological contributions. 

The book brings together  leading theorists and researchers from around the world and spans scholarship across a variety of traditions that include theoretical psychology, critical psychology, feminist psychology and social constructionist approaches. Following a historical and conceptual introduction, the collection is divided into three sections: Scoping a New Psychology of Science and Technology, Applying Psychological Concepts to the Study of Science and Technology and Critical Perspectives on Psychology as a Science. The book will interest interdisciplinary scholars who work in the space of Science and Technology Studies and psychologists interested in the diverse human aspects of science and technology.

Kieran C. O’Doherty is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada.

Lisa M. Osbeck is Professor of Psychology, University of West Georgia, USA.

Ernst Schraube is Associate Professor of Social Psychology of Technology in the Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University, Denmark.

Jeffery Yen is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph, Canada.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kieran C. O'Doherty
    • 1
  • Lisa M. Osbeck
    • 2
  • Ernst Schraube
    • 3
  • Jeffery Yen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA
  3. 3.Department of People and TechnologyRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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