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Title: The phenomenon of friendship
Author: Brydon, Colin
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1978
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This thesis is intended as an illustrated corollary to certain abstract arguments about the nature of social psychology as a science. The particular arguments concern the value of the suggestions made by Heidegger as to the nature of the scientific enterprise. The illustration consists of a set of studies of friendship, particularly as exemplified in later adolescence. It is intended that these studies should be of value in themselves. However, they were also designed to demonstrate the type of contribution to our understandings made by three different forms of psychological investigation, namely the experimental, the humanistic and the philosophical. It is argued that if we espouse only one of these methods we may fail to investigate the social lives of persons in a scientific manner. It is suggested that for a Heideggerian psychologist these would form vital and interdependent aspects of one investigation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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