Theoretical Psychology

Topic Reference File
Encyclopedia -- Theoretical Psychology.pdf

Slife, B. D. (2000). Theoretical psychology. Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press.

The Practice of Theoretical Psychology

Slife, B. D. (2000). The practice of theoretical psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 20 (2), 97 - 115.

Theoretical Psychology as a sub-discipline

Slife, B. D., & Williams, R. N. (1997). Toward a theoretical psychology: Should a subdiscipline be formally recognized? American Psychologist, 52, February, 117-129.

Understanding Disciplinary Significance

Slife, B.D., & Whoolery, M. (2003). Understanding disciplinary significance: Allen Bergin's 1980 article on religious values. In R. Sternberg (Ed.), The anatomy of impact: Why are the great works of psychology great? Pp. 177 - 195. New York: Wiley.

Critical Thinking as Disciplinary Practice

Yanchar, S., Slife, B.D., & Warne, R.  (2008).  Critical thinking as disciplinary practice.  Review of General Psychology, 12 (3), 265-281.

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism

Slife, B.D., & Reber, J.S.  (2009).  Is there a pervasive bias against theism in psychology?  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Fall, 2009, Vol. 29, No. 2.

Psychology's Prejudice Against Theism's Prejudice

Slife, B. D., & Reber, J. S.  (in press).  The prejudice against prejudice:  A reply to the comments.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Fall 2009, Vol. 29, No. 2.


How to Interpret the Biologization of Psychology

Slife, B. D., Burchfield, C., & Hedges, D.  (2010).  Interpreting the “biologization” of psychology.  Journal of Mind and Behavior, 31 (3),

Critical Thinking and Hermeneutics

Richardson, F. C., & Slife, B. D.  (in press).  Critical thinking in social and psychological inquiry.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.

The Kant of Psychology

Slife, B.D.  (2005).  The Kant of psychology:  Joseph Rychlak and the bridge to postmodern psychology.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 18, 297 – 306.

Dualism in Psychological Methods

Slife, B. D., Reber, J. S., & Faulconer, J. E. (in press).  Implicit ontological reasoning:  Problems of dualism in psychological science.  In R. Proctor & J. Capaldi (Eds.), Psychology of science: Implicit and explicit reasoning. New York:  Oxford University Press.

Religious Implications of Personality Theories

Slife, B. D. (in press).  Religious implications of Western personality theories.  Pastoral Psychology.

The Relativism of Social Constructionism

Slife, B. D., & Richardson, F. (in press).  The relativism of social constructionism.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

Is Social Constructionism Relational?

Slife, B. D., & Richardson, F. (in press).  Is Gergen’s Relational Being relational enough?  Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

Theorizing in Moral Space of Psychology

Yanchar, S., & Slife, B. (2017).  Theorizing inquiry in the moral space of practice.  Qualitative Research in Psychology, 14(2), 146-170. 

Surprise and Practical Rationality

Slife, B. D., Johnson, C., & Jennings, A.  (2015).  Surprise and practical rationality:  Knowledge advancement through the explication of interpretation.  The Wiley handbook of theoretical and philosophical psychology.  Pp. 392 – 408.  New York:  Wiley.