Write an argument that psychology has a scientific mindset, uses scientific methods and can be critically evaluated by rigorous scientific methods.

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

Title: Is Psychology a science? Has it ever been a science? Discuss, with reference to both historical and contemporary evidence.

Guidance: Type of assessment/structure;

This assessment is a position statement. Look at both sides of the issue/evidence but a position statement takes one position not two. This paper will argue that modern psychology cannot be considered a hard science but it is still a science.

The position statement should be evidence-based, therefore it is important to support this view with academic evidence (i.e. from peer-reviewed journal articles).

The position statement should have an introduction, main body, and conclusion.

Some content to include:
Philosophy of science

Definition of science; scientific mind, scientific method, knowledge systems in science, science as a rhetorical label.

Discuss where psychology fits within this paradigm.

Explore qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Reproducibility & open science; where does psychology fit into this?

Replication crisis.

Argue that psychology has a scientific mindset, uses scientific methods and can be critically evaluated by rigorous scientific methods.

– Arnett, J., 2008. The neglected 95%: Why American psychology needs to become less American. American Psychologist, 63(7), pp.602-614.

Write an argument that psychology has a scientific mindset, uses scientific methods and can be critically evaluated by rigorous scientific methods.

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