Nomothetic Psychology

A Popperian approach to psychological research

If science aims at the general, scientific theories require the empirical basis of general facts. Strickingly, it seems hard to find psychological theories that identify general facts. Thus, if they do not - that is, if we are not mistaken in this belief - it is claimed that their explanations are unfalsifiable, and hence, not scientific. We call nomothetic psychology the enterprise of finding out and discussing non-tautological, behavioral facts. The main issue of nomothetic research is that of whether (human) behavior obeys restricted indeterminacy vs. total indeterminacy. There is room for a collaborative space open to everyone interested in this issue.

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Stéphane Vautier

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18 avril 2012

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Nomothetic Psychology
Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, Octogone, 5 allées Antonio Machado.
31058 Toulouse cedex 9

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