- Barbara S. Held, Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology, Bowdoin College, Maine
"Science as Psychology provides a fascinating and innovative examination of the multiple dimensions of persons acting as research scientists. Based on observations and interviews in medical engineering laboratories, this book provides new ways of thinking about distributed and situated cognition that will be important to anyone interested in the psychology of science or learning."
- Peter Machamer, University of Pittsburgh
"The first integrated picture of how the 'sense-making' activities of science are interwoven with personal identity, social discursive processes, and cognitive processes, this insightful book stands out among the many works on the practices of science. The approach will be of interest to social scientists generally, and the methods used, drawing from a range of disciplines, will be a model for how such studies should be conducted."
- Ryan D. Tweney, Bowling Green State University
"....Science as Psychology contains many insights...."
-Ronald N. Giere, Science
"....Osbeck and colleagues have done an excellent job of showing us exactly how science is psychology.... the writing is crisp, clear, and compelling. The comments from various scientists who work in the laboratories the authors examined add a nice personal touch.... If you have kept up with such recent advances as the ever-increasing number and complexity of qualitative research methods currently being used by psychologists, then you likely will greet this new volume with open arms. On the other hand, if your research/scientific grounding was in the traditional IV-DV model of science, then this volume may prove to be a bit challenging. But do not despair and don't set the book aside: Your perseverance will be rewarded, and your conception of scientists and their activities will be expanded."
-Stephen F. Davis, PsycCRITIQUES