EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
48,253,228
Abstracts:
22,798,842
+ Resolve Accession
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
Submit PDF Full TextSubmit PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Simulation models and theories in psychology


, : Simulation models and theories in psychology. Archivio di Psicologia Neurologia e Psichiatria 46(3-4): 607-616

The paper examines the concept of "models" and its connections with theoretical activities in order to clarify the epistemological nature of simulation models in psychology. In the first part it is argued that models, like theories, are tools aimed at formulating hypotheses about reality; unlike theories, however, they exhibit more selective and simplifying capacities and sometimes use symbolic systems that do not coincide with the investigated system, yet being analogous with it in some respect. On this ground a distinction is made among three types of simulation models in psychology: formal models, aimed at verifying the logical correctness of theories; analogic ones, whose purpose is to build psychological systems analogous to computer systems; simulation models in the true sense of this term, aimed at reproducing the psychological phenomena with computers. Somoe problems and limits of simulation models are eventually discussed (11 ref).

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text

Close
Close

Click here to order any other PDF Full Text


Accession: 006418361

PDF Full Text: Submit


Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:
Close
Close

Other references

Ward R.H., 1971: Genetic affinities and evolutionary rates of the polynesians. Pacific Science Congress Proceedings 1: 248

Uvaeva, IE., 2006: New synonyms in Planorbinae subfamily (Mollusca, Pulmonata). Vestnik Zoologii. Yanvar-Fevral; 401: 76

Bishop, KD., 1984: Notes on Wallace's standardwing Semioptera wallacii. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 1044: 118-120

Gerson, U.; Davidson, J. A., 1974: Resurrection of Greenoidea MacGillivray and description of the related Avidovaspis, new genus (Homoptera: Diaspididae). The generic name Greenoidea is resurrected to accommodate its type-species, G. phyllanthi (Green). This species is redescribed following an examination of original material, from which a lectotype is designated. The closely-related Avidovaspis gen...

Lavondes, H., 1969: Bekoropoka-some aspects of family and social life in a Malagasian village. (Coll. Cah. homme. Nouv. Ser. VI.). This ethnological study, while limited in geographical area, puts forward certain fundamental ideas. The analysis of the system of kinship makes it possible to go beyond the concept of patrilinear kinship, recognized up to now for the Malagasians...

Singer C.M., 1986: Human melatonin production decreases with age. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of time of year and demographic variables on the amplitude of melatonin production in normal human subjects. Melatonin production was estimated by measuring the overnight excretion of its ma...

Allen, J. Frances, 1960: Effect of low salinity on survival of the curved mussel, Brachidontes recurvus. It was demonstrated that B. recurvus has high mortality with salinity less than 6.00 / . Critical level is probably 4.5%. Survival is somewhat better when low temperature accompanies low salinity. Observed mortality in upper Chesapeake Bay can be...

Yiamouyiannis, Carmen, A.; Schramm, Craig, M.; Puddington, Lynn; Stengel, Peter; Baradaran-Hosseini, Ebrahim; Wolyniec, Walter, W.; Whiteley, Herbert, E.; Thrall, Roger, S., 1999: Shifts in lung lymphocyte profiles correlate with the sequential development of acute allergic and chronic tolerant stages in a murine asthma model. T lymphocytes have a central regulatory role in the pathogenesis of asthma. We delineated the participation of lymphocytes in the acute allergic and chronic tolerant stages of a murine model of asthma by characterizing the various subsets of lymph...

Pauly, Mark V., 2012: Accountable Care Organizations and Kidney Disease Care Health Reform Innovation or More Same-Old, Same-Old?. The conceptual model for an accountable care organization imagines that care will be rendered to a defined population by an entity that receives bundled payment for that care, coordinates the individual services involved in that care, provides mea...

Allegre Claude J., 1969: Behavior of U-Th-Pb systems in the upper mantle and a model of the evolution of the upper mantle throughout geologic times. English translation of French paper (see this Bibliography Vol. 33, No. 10, 05 E69-20184).