by Information Age Publishing All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. vii Editorial Introduction Psychology of Reflexivity and Reflexivity for Psychology The Yearbook of Idiographic Science Series (YIS) has been promoting a rethinking of psychological science in idiographic terms. In so doing, it has tried to reconsider the way this notion is understood. Idiographic science is not a science that negates the purpose of general knowledge, but pursues general knowledge through the particularity of events (Salvatore, 2014,2015; Salvatore & Valsiner, 2009, 2010, 2011; Valsiner & Salvatore, 2012; Valsiner, Salvatore, Gennaro, & Traves Simon, 2010). A long tradition has produced a misleading interpretation of the categories of idiographic and nomothetic. Such an interpretation has hindered the development of psychology and more in general of social science. “Idiographic” has been treated as a matter of identity, an ideological approach that continues to be reproduced through the conflict with what-is-outside-it (i.e., nomothetic mainstream psychology). Far from such a militant ritualization of the concept, YIS aims at promoting a return to the origin of what Windelband (1904/1998) proposed, namely the idea of idiographic and nomothetic as categories depicting two complementary—rather than alternative - forms of knowledge building.

Salvatore, S., Marsico, G. & Ruggieri Andrisano, R., (2015). Psychology of reflexivity and reflexivity for psychology. In G., Marsico, R., Andrisano Ruggieri, & S., Salvatore, (Eds). (2015). Reflexivity and Psychology. Yearbook of Idiographic Science Volume 6. (pp. vii-xxi), Charlotte, NC, USA.: Information Age Publishing

MARSICO, Giuseppina;
2015

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by Information Age Publishing All rights of reproduction in any form reserved. vii Editorial Introduction Psychology of Reflexivity and Reflexivity for Psychology The Yearbook of Idiographic Science Series (YIS) has been promoting a rethinking of psychological science in idiographic terms. In so doing, it has tried to reconsider the way this notion is understood. Idiographic science is not a science that negates the purpose of general knowledge, but pursues general knowledge through the particularity of events (Salvatore, 2014,2015; Salvatore & Valsiner, 2009, 2010, 2011; Valsiner & Salvatore, 2012; Valsiner, Salvatore, Gennaro, & Traves Simon, 2010). A long tradition has produced a misleading interpretation of the categories of idiographic and nomothetic. Such an interpretation has hindered the development of psychology and more in general of social science. “Idiographic” has been treated as a matter of identity, an ideological approach that continues to be reproduced through the conflict with what-is-outside-it (i.e., nomothetic mainstream psychology). Far from such a militant ritualization of the concept, YIS aims at promoting a return to the origin of what Windelband (1904/1998) proposed, namely the idea of idiographic and nomothetic as categories depicting two complementary—rather than alternative - forms of knowledge building.
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