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ERIC Number: EJ945552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 155
ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Contextual Determination of Human Thinking: About Some Conceptual and Methodological Obstacles in Psychology Studies
Sorsana, Christine; Trognon, Alain
Human Development, v54 n4 p204-233 Sep 2011
This theoretical paper discusses some conceptual and methodological obstacles that one encounters when analyzing the contextual determination of thinking in psychology. First, we comment upon the various representations of the "cognitive" individual that have been formed over the years--from the epistemic subject to the psychological subject, and finally, to the psychosocial actor. Second, we recall the main criticisms of "methodological solipsism" found in cognitive psychology research, and we discuss heuristic methods for analyzing the contextual determination of thinking in psychological studies. Finally, we propose an analysis of some data using the approach based on interlocutory logic as a way to formalize reasoning moves and their transformations in the unfolding interaction. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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