Number 5 (2007)

Wójcik, A. (2007). If it's not broken, don't fix it - response to the article "On the universality of theories in social psychology" by Maciej Dymkowski

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Adrian Wójcik
Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw

Abstract:
The article expands the polemic between social constructionism and experimental social psychology as described by Maciej Dymkowski. The two paradigms are compared on a pragmatic basis. This results in two points: (a) constructionism is characterized as unproductive scientific approach with no possibilities of possible application (b) the dangers of abandoning middle-range theories as the main generalization level in psychology are identified. A claim to preserve the methodology of social psychology in its current state is formulated.
Keywords: middle-range theories, pragmatism, social constructionism, theory universalism

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Wójcik, A. (2007). If it's not broken, don't fix it - response to the article "On the universality of theories in social psychology" by Maciej Dymkowski. Psychologia Społeczna, 5, 276-279.
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