Making a case for constructive reductionism

Journal article
(Review article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Müller CP
Journal: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 42
ISSN: 0140-525X


Borsboom and colleagues argue that reductionism in psychopathology research has not provided the expected insights. Instead, they suggest a systems approach of interacting syndromes, which, however, falls short of a perspective for empirical testing. Here, a combination of both approaches is suggested: a reductionistic empirical approach allowing testability, synergistic with a constructivistic systems appraisal of syndrome networks - a constructive reductionism.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Müller, Christian P. Prof. Dr.
Professur für Suchtmedizin

How to cite

Müller, C.P. (2019). Making a case for constructive reductionism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42.

Müller, Christian P.. "Making a case for constructive reductionism." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42 (2019).


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