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Revista de Investigacion Psicologica

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SANCHEZ FLORES, Fabio Anselmo. The epistemological status of psychology: a deconstructive analysis from Kuhnian historicism. Revista de Psicologia [online]. 2022, n.28, pp.119-130. ISSN 2223-3032.

The objective of this article was to carry out a deconstruction of the nature and scientific development of psychology from the epistemological historicism of Thomas Kuhn, since, following his line of argument, psychology does not have the status of science since there is no single and hegemonic paradigm that establish the theoretical and methodological guidelines within the psychological work in general. For this, a metatheoretical and hermeneutical review was applied to the Kuhnian model, examining whether this discipline is certainly in a pre-scientific stage and, thus, whether it currently meets the conditions and possibilities that allow the unification of the systems to be viable psychological elements that make it up. As a result of it, it was concluded that psychology does not have a pre-scientific epistemic status, but a scientific one, and that the unifying or homogenizing claims of psychological paradigms become a task and aspiration as distant as plausible, having to first base and define if the integrating proposals are pertinent, necessary and legitimate within its historical and scientific course.

Palabras clave : Paradigm; Psychology; Science; Systems integration; Epistemology.

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