Multilevel Modeling and the Explanatory Autonomy of Psychology

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 50 (3):175-194 (2020)

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This article argues for the explanatory autonomy of psychology drawing on cases from the multilevel modeling practice. This is done by considering a multilevel linear model in personality and social psychology, and discussing its philosophical implications for the reductionism debate in philosophy of psychology. I argue that this practice challenges the reductionist position in philosophy of psychology, and supports the explanatory autonomy of psychology.

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