In this episode we talk about situationism in psychology. What are some of the different definitions of situationism? Is it a theory? An agenda? An ideology? We talk about the evidence for various assumptions or predictions of situationism, the historical and political context in which it arose, the relation of situationist ideas to a historical rift between social and personality psychologists, and how situationism affects the field today. Plus: We respond to a letter about planning new research when you have doubts about what you are building on.
- Jedi Counsel episode “Ask Us Anything”, where two actual clinicial psychologists respond to our previous letter from a clinical graduate student about podcasting
- The Actor–Observer Asymmetry in Attribution: A (Surprising) Meta-Analysis, by Bertram Malle
- About Situationism at the Situationist blog
- Simine’s letter to Invisibilia
The Black Goat is hosted by Sanjay Srivastava, Alexa Tullett, and Simine Vazire. Find us on the web at www.theblackgoatpodcast.com, on Twitter at @blackgoatpod, or on Facebook at facebook.com/blackgoatpod/. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can subscribe to us on iTunes.
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This is episode 37. It was recorded June 18, 2018.