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renaissance and, if so, what might it look like? In this paper we explore that question by discussing the benefits of a better grounding of the field within mid-level theories from general psychology that provide it with greater conceptual depth. Such discussion will focus on three already existing and

In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Editor: Anthony Blasi
Driven by funding agencies, empirical research in the social scientific study of health and medicine has grown in quantity and developed in quality. When it became evident, in what is now a tradition of inquiry, that people’s religious activities had significant health consequences, a portion of that body of work began to focus more frequently on the relationship between health and religion. The field has reached a point where book-length summaries of empirical findings, especially those pertinent to older people, can identify independent, mediating, and dependent variables of interest. Every mediating variable, even if considered as a “control” variable, represents an explanation, a small theory of some kind. However, taken in granular form, as it were, the multiple theories do not comprise mid-level theory, let alone a general theoretical framework. This volume seeks to move toward more general theoretical development.
Author: Wu Gang

Starting from the analysis of the theoretical drawbacks of classical pedagogy stretching from Johann Friedrich Herbart to John Dewey, this paper advocates that educational research in China in the new century should take on a theory mission that calls for the classification of the knowledge of educational theory and the definition of its theoretical formation. Instead of a single theory, the formation of the new theories should be a theoretical continuum, which consists of three parts that are not isolated but interconnected and interactive. The first one is a general theory that is conformed by abstract propositions and has a reflective function.The second is a mid-level theory that presents the requirements of the methodology, and the third one is a micro-theory that displays detailed experiences. The paper finally presents the structure of the problems of educational theory and its unique value. It then concludes that progress in educational theory implicates progress in the understanding of the conditions for education.

In: Frontiers of Education in China

science, is achieved by finding it. To bridge the gap between scientists and philosophers, Alexandrova invites the latter to develop so called mid-level theories of well-being. These are theories such as Child Well-Being (a version of which Alexandrova develops in Chapter 3), National Well-Being, and

In: Journal of Moral Philosophy
Author: C. Genova

significant health consequences: this is the core statement made at the beginning of the book. The problem is the lack of mid-level theories, and of a more general theory, able to connect and explain the several empirical findings on this influence. However, as the editor writes, there are two different ways

In: Journal of Empirical Theology
Authors: Helmut Reich and Peter Hill

in the shadow of Allport’s intrinsic-extrinsic theoretical distinction, recent years have witnessed a large number of mid-level theories dealing with such topics as attachment, religious coping, spiritual development, spiritual transformation and the like. Such theoretical models are useful and

In: Archive for the Psychology of Religion
Authors: Chen Min and Liu Yuanhao

democratic governance, such as Marxism, also gradually entered into the main stream. Some mid-level theories and more micro-oriented theories were also incorporated into discussions. Academic works transit from loosely related to closely coherent to each other in topic clusters. These discussions are likely

In: The China Nonprofit Review

political sociology. In mid-level theory terms, cyberconflict theory (Karatzogianni 2006 ; 2015 ) initiates a comparative examination of digital activist networks in Belarus and the Crimea during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in juxtaposition to Estonia. Cyberconflict integrates social movement, digital

In: Comparative Sociology

in which various phenomenological features reached greatest prominence within the recalled spiritual experience, with quite novel implications for neuropsychological modeling efforts. It appears impossible to produce robust constraints of this kind using anything other than something like the mid-level

In: Journal of Empirical Theology
Author: Bidisha Biswas

involve case-based particularities which cannot be generalized, the study does not claim to build a universal theory. Instead, we propose insights that can contribute to a bounded generalization and mid-level theory (Bunce 2000). Such an eff ort should help guide both the theory and practice of

In: International Negotiation