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Hi! I would like to know what the difference is between a paradigm and social construct in Psychology. The examples given on google show that they are very similar.
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Hi! I would like to know what the difference is between a paradigm and social construct in Psychology. The examples given on google show that they are very similar.
Not an expert in history and philosophy of science but id guess the following from quick wiki/previous knowledege:

A paradigm refers to specifically to the process of doing research coming from Kuhn's view of science (from wiki): "is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradigm

A social construct also applies to people and things not involved in academic research. Race, gender, beliefs can all be social constructs but not research paradigms. Kuhn's view on research being influenced by "revolutions" and paradigms is arguably a constructionist view of science as it emphasises social processes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constr...phy_of_science ) however social constructivism can be applied to much more things.
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Not an expert in history and philosophy of science but id guess the following from quick wiki/previous knowledege:

A paradigm refers to specifically to the process of doing research coming from Kuhn's view of science (from wiki): "is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradigm

A social construct also applies to people and things not involved in academic research. Race, gender, beliefs can all be social constructs but not research paradigms. Kuhn's view on research being influenced by "revolutions" and paradigms is arguably a constructionist view of science as it emphasises social processes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constr...phy_of_science ) however social constructivism can be applied to much more things.
Thank you! This was very useful!
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