Breaking the Objectivist Stranglehold on Personality Psychology
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Critiques of hypothetical-deductive models of explanation and their fellow travelers in psychology (objectivism, positivism, naturalism) are abundant these days. Vollmer’s article finds itself in the good company of critiques launched from other vantage points: phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, and psychoanalysis, to name a few. The mainstream of personality psychology, however, continues to do its business undaunted, as if it were unconvinced of the devastating implications of these critiques for their entire enterprise.
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