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Reviving Person-Centered Inquiry in Psychology: Why it's Erstwhile Dormancy?

  • James T. Lamiell
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Abstract

Just a few short years ago one of the co-editors of this volume published an article in the journal Measurement under the title: “A Manifesto on Psychology as Idiographic Science: Bringing the Person Back Into Scientific Psychology, This Time Forever” (Molenaar, 2004). To one who himself has long advocated just such a development, this bold manifesto was most welcome indeed. But the very claim to lately be bringing the person back into scientific psychology begs the questions: why has this proved necessary? and: where had the person been for all of those previous years?

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Knowledge Claim Individual Psychology Scientific Psychology Subjectivist Understanding Social Physic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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