Psychologists Defying the Crowd: Stories of Those Who Battled the Establishment and Won by Robert J. Sternberg

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Book Title:
Psychologists Defying the Crowd: Stories of Those Who Battled the Establishment and Won
Book Author:
Robert J. Sternberg
ISBN10:
1557989192
ISBN13:
978-1557989192
Format:
pdf / fb2 / epub / Djvu
Category:
Health, Fitness & Dieting
Language:
English
ePub vers. size:
1273 kb
PDF vers. size:
1620 kb
Creative scientists often defy the scientific establishment. Such scientists may choose to go their own way with respect to theory, research paradigm, philosophical orientation, or subject matter studied. The risks can be great, and such defiance can result in rejected articles, unfunded grant proposals, and in extreme cases, scientific oblivion. Yet these defiant scientists are often the ones whose lives live on, while the work of those scientists who conform to existing scientific tastes often dies with them. Of course, many conforming psychologists have done great and significant work. But the question is can a scientist not conform and still win? This volume provides honest and often humorous personal histories from eminent psychologists who chose the path of the non-conformist. They share the strategies that helped them manage opposing forces as well as insights on shaping a successful and fulfilling career. The book presents advice and wisdom for those who are charting a course in the field of psychology.

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