Ivan Flis

Ivan Flis
Catholic University of Croatia · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
I am a psychologist turned historian and philosopher of social science. I also like to mix in digital humanities with my interests. My specific interests lie in the history of 20th century methodology, and historically-informed social epistemology. I hold a PhD in history and philosophy of science from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. I currently work as a postdoc at the Department of Psychology of the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.

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Publications (15)
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This article aims to provide an overview of the historiography of psychology textbooks. In the overview, I identify and describe in detail two strands of writing histories of introductory textbooks of psychology and juxtapose them to provide an integrated historiography of textbooks in psychology. One strand is developed by teachers of psychology-f...
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This study investigated the structure of psychological literature as represented by a corpus of 676,393 articles in the period from 1950 to 1999. The corpus was extracted from 1,269 journals indexed by PsycINFO. The data in our analysis consisted of the relevant terms mined from the titles and abstracts of all of the articles in the corpus. Based o...
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In this article, I critically discuss the philosophy and psychology of science that are put forward by psychologists involved in the reform debates centered on the so-called "replication crisis" of the 2010s. Following the historian of psychology Laurence Smith, I describe the psychologists' conception of the science system and individual psycholog...
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The recent reform debates in psychological science, prompted by a widespread crisis of confidence, have exposed and destabilized the so-called myth of self-correction, that is, the problem that most scientists perceive their disciplines as self-correcting without engaging in actual practices that correct the scientific record. In this paper, buildi...
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The COVIDiSTRESS global survey collects data on early human responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic from 173 429 respondents in 48 countries. The open science study was co-designed by an international consortium of researchers to investigate how psychological responses differ across countries and cultures, and how this has impacted behaviour, copin...
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The commentaries by Baldwin (2018), Green (2018), and Porter (2018) on the 2 articles (Burman, 2018; Flis & Van Eck, 2018) in this special section provide a unique perspective on digital humanities approaches to history of psychology. Each of the commentators approached the topic through their own lens—Melinda Baldwin as a historian of scientific j...
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Review of the Croatian translation of Daniel Dennett's book Kinds of Minds.
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The goal of the study was to descriptively analyze the understanding of null hypothesis significance testing among Croatian psychology students considering how it is usually understood in textbooks, which is subject to Bayesian and interpretative criticism. Also, the thesis represents a short overview of the discussions on the meaning of significan...
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This study investigated the structure of psychological literature as represented by a corpus of 676,393 articles in the period from 1950 to 1999. The corpus was extracted from 1269 journals indexed by PsycINFO. The data in our analysis consists of the relevant terms mined from the titles and abstracts of all of the articles in the corpus. Based on...
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This article aims to provide an overview of the historiography of psychology textbooks. In the overview, I identify and describe in detail two strands of writing histories of introductory textbooks of psychology and juxtapose them to provide an integrated historiography of textbooks in psychology. One strand is developed by teachers of psychology—f...
Research
Brief comment about digital humanities published in the Isis Viewpoint section on the History Manifesto.
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The goal of the study was to descriptively analyze the understanding of null hypothesis significance testing among Croatian psychology students considering how it is usually understood in textbooks, which is subject to Bayesian and interpretative criticism. Also, the thesis represents a short overview of the discussions on the meaning of significan...
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This paper tries to provide a new perspective on using scientific methodology in social sciences on the example of psychology. The paper proposes a new concept called the escape to methodology, which is defined as a strong methodological orientation of psychologists. Its implications and consequences on current development of psychology and educati...

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This project was developed around the second article which was included in my PhD dissertation. The article covers a large-scale term co-occurrence analysis of more than half a million abstracts/titles of articles in psychological journals in the period from 1950 to 1999. It was published as part of a special section in the journal History of Psychology, alongside Jeremy Burnam's paper on PsycINFO and three commentaries.