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    Constructing Psychological Objects: The Rhetoric of Constructs.Kathleen L. Slaney & Donald A. Garcia - 2015 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 35 (4):244-259.
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    Analogy and Metaphor Running Amok: An Examination of the Use of Explanatory Devices in Neuroscience.Kathleen L. Slaney & Michael D. Maraun - 2005 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 25 (2):153-172.
    The use of analogy and metaphor as descriptive and explanatory devices in neuroscientific research was examined. In particular, four analogies/metaphors common to research having to do with the brain and its function were illustrated. It is argued that the use of these and other similar literary devices in neuroscientific research sometimes leads to certain conceptual confusions and, thus, fails to aid in clarifying the nature of those phenomena they are intended to explain. 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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    Quantification in Psychology: Critical Analysis of an Unreflective Practice.Donna Tafreshi, Kathleen L. Slaney & Scott D. Neufeld - 2016 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 36 (4):233-249.
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    Introduction to the Special Section, “Psychology’s Replication Crisis”.Joshua W. Clegg & Kathleen L. Slaney - 2019 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 39 (4):199-201.
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    On the Ambiguity of Concept Use in Psychology: Is the Concept “Concept” a Useful Concept?Kathleen L. Slaney & Timothy P. Racine - 2011 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 31 (2):73.
    We provide a historical and philosophical review of the main theories of concepts that implicitly or explicitly ground the various senses of the concept “concept” in psychology and related sciences, highlighting their respective strengths and limitations. We then consider these theories in terms of their ontology and epistemology . This is followed by a brief summary of more current treatments and conceptualizations of concepts within psychology that seem linked, at least to some extent, by a general “received view” of sorts, (...)
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    On Empirical Realism and the Defining of Theoretical Terms.Kathleen L. Slaney - 2001 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 21 (2):132-152.
    The so-called "problem of theoretical terms" rests on the notion that the signifiers of theoretical concepts cannot be completely defined for the reason that their referents are beyond the boundaries of human perception and/or cognition. Empirical realism is a scientific tradition that was born, in part, out of a dissatisfaction with the positivist treatment of theoretical terms. Empirical realists generally conceive of theoretical terms as playing an essential role in scientific activity, giving it its explanatory force, as it is such (...)
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    Primary Study Quality in Psychological Meta-Analyses: An Empirical Assessment of Recent Practice.Richard E. Hohn, Kathleen L. Slaney & Donna Tafreshi - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    There Are No "Specific Correct" Usages of Concepts, Only Correct Usages: Linguistic Rules and the Bounds of Sense.Kathleen L. Slaney & Michael D. Maraun - 2007 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 27 (1):104-112.
    In this article we respond to Justin Sytsma's critique of our 2005 article "Analogy and Metaphor Running Amok: An Examination of the Use of Explanatory Devices in Neuroscience" . We address each of Sytsma's major criticisms in turn. We conclude that, not only does Sytsma fail to convincingly demonstrate how our argument fails, he falls headlong into the very conceptual confusions we examine in our original article. 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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    On the Ambiguity of Concept Use in Commentaries.Kathleen L. Slaney & Timothy P. Racine - 2011 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 31 (2):115-125.
    In this article, we respond in general and specific terms to the commentaries written on our target article . In so doing, we revisit the motivation for our initial article and attempt to clarify certain aspects of our argument. Given that we were taken by some to be trying to undermine the Representational Theory of Mind , we discuss RTM in some detail. We also discuss Wittgenstein's methods and their relevance to the issues raised in our article and in the (...)
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