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Hypothesis and Evidence in Psychoanalysis - Marshall Edelson

Hypothesis and Evidence in Psychoanalysis

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226184364
Number Of Pages: 196

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A scholar, psychologist, physician, and experienced psychoanalyst, Marshall Edelson is uniquely qualified to respond to questions about the scientific status of psychoanalysis. He has written this book both for psychoanalysts and for philosophers of science, intending to bridge gaps in communication between them. It is also a book for anyone interested in the nature of psychoanalytic knowledge.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Challenge
Can Psychoanalytic Hypotheses Be Empirically Confirmed?
Can Psychoanalytic Hypotheses Be Falsified?
Can Evidence Obtained in the Psychoanalytic Situation Test Psychoanalytic Hypotheses?
Preparing to Respond
Psychoanalysis and Single Subject Research
The Objective-Propensity Interpretation of Probability in Single Subject Research
A Strategy Based Upon the Nonstatement View of Theory for Formulating the Theory of Psychoanalysis
An Examination of the Supposition That Testing Psychoanalytic Hypotheses Is Ultimately Dependent Upon Developments in Neural Science
The Response
Does Adherence to Scientific Canons Necessarily Require an Experimental Methodology?
Are the Data Obtained in the Psychoanalytic Situation Really Irretrievably Corrupt?
How Might Achievement of the Objectives of Psychoanalytic Treatment Be Assessed?
Psychoanalytic Hypotheses Can Be and Have Been Tested in the Psychoanalytic Situation Conclusion
A Research Program for a New Generation of Psychoanalytic Investigators Technical
Notes References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226184364
ISBN-10: 0226184366
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 13.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Type: New edition