Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2019, Page: 173-178
A Review of Psychology of Science
Xi Yanhui, Department of Sociology, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, China
Li Jianshan, School of Philosophy, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Received: Oct. 11, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 19, 2019;       Published: Dec. 30, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20190806.15      View  147      Downloads  58
As an important part of the metascience, psychology of science serves a crucial sector of the science research from the perspective of humanities and social science. In the 1930s, psychology of science began to sprout, but in the following decades psychology of science was relatively silent, with few iconic achievements, and was rarely valued. Since the 1970s, due to the outstanding contributions of Kuhn's paradigm theory, psychology of science has been widely recognized. Since the mid-1980s, psychology of science research has gradually brought together researchers and produced a series of important achievements. The discipline of psychology of science has been formally established. In general, the subjects of psychology of science mainly include psychology of scientific creation, social psychology of science, and psychology of scientist personality. In China, Wang Jisheng made pioneering contributions in the study of psychology of science in the mid-1980s, but psychology of science had few achievements in 1990s to the 2010s, and the results are also mainly concentrated on the scientific image. Since 2013, the research of psychology of science in Chinese have gradually increased, the theoretical discussion of psychology of science has increased, and the exploration of the autonomy has begun to show. All in all, the development of psychology of science still needs more scholars to join, and needs the recognition and attention of the academic community.
Psychology of Science, Social Psychology of Science, China, Wang Jisheng
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Xi Yanhui, Li Jianshan, A Review of Psychology of Science, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 6, 2019, pp. 173-178. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20190806.15
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