2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 8300 - Philosophical Foundations in Psychological Research♦


(5 cr.) Students are introduced to the nature of scientific discovery and explanation as it applies to the social sciences and to psychology in particular in this course. Students explore the etiology and epistemology of science, the relationship between philosophy and science, the nature of scientific explanation, and the progress of science (the “paradigm”). They also examine philosophical movements that influence research and research priorities, including positivism, constructivism, and other post-modern research paradigms (including feminist, race, and gay/lesbian psychologies). Students apply concepts involving scholarly inquiry and research to various written assignments designed to provide practical application of content.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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