The Yearbook of Idiographic Science is an annual Series of volumes collecting contributions aimed at developing the integration of idiographic and nomothetic approaches in psychological and more in general social science. The Series addresses a quite large potential public – students and researchers interested to theoretical and methodological development of psychology and, more in general, social science. Persons engaged with qualitative, dynamic informed models of analysis will find YIS a precious tool as well as a context enabling to develop a worlwide network of practices and cultures of research. The YIS project borns as results of a common view about scientific psychology: we were convinced that psychology, and more generally the social sciences as a whole, needs a radical epistemological turn – a deep rethinking of its concepts, its methods and objects, in accordance with the recognition of the idiographic quality of psycho-social phenomena. We had a clear vision how more and more students are aware of this necessity. At the same time, we were aware of the lack of editorial resources devoted specifically to developing psychology as idiographic science. We also knew that the notion of idiographic would be misunderstood, stigmatized, ridiculed, and—summarily dismissed. Academic life is cruel—but—as we are finding out—not hopeless.
YIS: Yearbook of Idiographic Science 2 / Salvatore, Sergio; Valsiner, Jaan; Travres Simon, Joan; Gennaro, Alessandro. - (2011).