Canadian Psychology

This journal covers general mental health issues through news, research and practitioners.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, August

Anxiety Disorders in Adults
PETER D. MCLEAN and SHEILA R. WOODY Anxiety Disorders in Adults New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, 381 pages (ISBN 0-19-511625-9, US$55, Hardcover) Reviewed by JOHN HUNSLEY As anyone who receives publishers' mailings or occasionally browses through...
Constructing Qualitative Knowledge in Psychology: Students and Faculty Negotiate the Social Context of Inquiry
Abstract Based on interviews with 13 graduate students and 21 faculty from diverse areas of Canadian departments of psychology, I report researchers' views on qualitative methods in terms of social historical, systemic influences on constructing psychological...
Language Impairment and Psychopathology in Infants, Children, and Adolescents
NANCY J. COHEN Language Impairment and Psychopathology in Infants, Children, and Adolescents Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2001, 230 pages (ISBN 0-7619-2025-0, us$32.95, Softcover) Reviewed by JEREMY I. CARPENDALE and ARLENE R.YOUNG Approximately...
Learning the Languages of Research: Transcending Illiteracy and Indifference
Abstract Although approaches to research other than experimentation and quasi-experimentation have recently become more prevalent in psychology, resistance to these approaches continues. Outright condemnation may have diminished, but equally powerful...
Making a Clearing: Qualitative Research in Anglophone Canadian Psychology
Special Issue Canadian pioneers rid their homestead lands of bush and rock, creating clearings fit for farming. Similarly, a clearing is being established in Canadian psychology. The term "qualitative research" refers to a wide variety of methods other...
Navigating the Hazards of Orthodoxy: Introducing a Graduate Course on Qualitative Methods into the Psychology Curriculum
Abstract A recent survey of qualitative researchers in Canada by Rennie et al. (2000) found that few academic psychologists engage in qualitative research. This article begins with a description of the author's decision to develop a graduate course on...
Tectonic Change: The Qualitative Paradigm in Psychology
Abstract Qualitative methods are presented as a candidate for a new paradigm in psychology. Thomas Kuhn's ideas about the role of paradigms and their stagnation and replacement in science are applied to 20th century events in psychology -- principally...
The New Research Agenda for a Cultural Psychology
Abstract Qualitative methods are the investigative tools of choice for the field of cultural psychology, in which the study of meaning is central. The process of cultural psychological research calls for an approach that emphasizes the quality of the...
The Rise of Qualitative Research in Psychology
Abstract A study is presented on the rise of qualitative research in psychology over the 20th century. The incidence of qualitative research as indicated by several search terms (i.e., "qualitative research," "grounded theory," "discourse analy*," "empirical...
We Must Do a Better Job of Cumulating Knowledge
CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Application of Psychology, 2001 Prix de la SCP pour contributions remarquables a l'application de la psychologie Abstract It is argued that our attempts at knowledge cumulation have been flawed in four...