Scientific symbiosis represents the mutual benefit of iteratively adopting the perspective of realism and instrumentalism

  • Cacioppo J
  • Berntson G
  • Semin G
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Comment on "Psychology Needs Realism not Instrumentalism" by B. Haig (see record 2004-14303-015), "Ontological and epistemic claims of realism and instrumentalism" by Lau (see record 2004-14303-016)and "The scientific denial of the real and the dialectic of scientism and humanism" by Ramey and Chrysikou (see record 2004-14303-017) which were all comments on the original article "Realism, Instrumentalism, and Scientific Symbiosis: Psychological Theory as a Search for Truth and the Discovery of Solutions" by John T. Cacioppo, Gun R. Semin and Gary G. Berntson (see record 2004-14303-001). Cacioppo, Semin and Bernston address each of the comments on their original article and discuss their views on the subject of scientific symbiosis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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