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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE

  • GREGORY J. FEIST
Part of the ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE LIBRARY book series (ASSL, volume 343)

Abstract

Who becomes a physical scientist is not completely a coincidence. People with spatial talent and who are thing-oriented are most likely to be attracted to physical science, including astronomy. Additional lessons from the psychology of science suggest that compared with non-scientists and social scientists, physical scientists are most likely to be introverted, independent, self-confident, and yet somewhat arrogant. Understanding the physical and inanimate world is part of what physical scientists do, and understanding those who understand the physical world is part of what psychologists of science do.

Keywords

Physical World Physical Scientist High Functioning Autism Physical Knowledge Science Talent 
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • GREGORY J. FEIST
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisU.S.A.

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