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    From Discrete Actors to Goal-Directed Actions: Toward a Process-Based Methodology for Psychology.Endre E. Kadar & Judith A. Effken - 2005 - Philosophical Psychology 18 (3):353 – 382.
    Studying social phenomena is often assumed to be inherently different from studying natural science phenomena. In psychology, this assumption has led to a division of the field into social and experimental domains. The same kind of division has carried over into ecological psychology, despite the fact that Gibson clearly intended his theory for both social and natural phenomena. In this paper, we argue that the social/natural science dichotomy can be derived from a distinction between hermeneutics and science that is deeply (...)
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    The Informational Basis for Nursing Intuition: Philosophical Underpinnings: Original Article.Judith A. Effken - 2007 - Nursing Philosophy 8 (3):187-200.
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    Ecological Information and Prospective Control Without Mental Representation.Nam-Gyoon Kim & Judith A. Effken - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):890-891.
    We agree with the authors that an adequate account of the perception-action interface is needed. However, we believe that the answer will not be found in a common representational structure encoding distal events, as the authors propose, but in Gibson's notion of ecological information, which, as we demonstrate, specifies not only perspective but also prospective and retrospective states of affairs.
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    An Intentional Dynamics Approach to Comparing Robots with Their Biological Targets.Judith A. Effken & Robert E. Shaw - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1058-1058.
    After identifying similarities in the paradigmatic problems of biorobotics and ecological psychology, we suggest a way to compare the performance of robots with that of their biological targets. The crucial comparison is between the intentional dynamics of the robot and those of the targeted animal, a measure that depends critically on recognizing and describing the underlying affordance-effectivity match of the target system.
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