By Sigmund Koch, David E. Leary

This reissued version (originally released through McGraw-Hill in 1985) of "A Century of Psychology as technology" assesses the accomplishments, prestige and customers of psychology on the finish of its first century as a technology, whereas supplying a brand new postscript. The essays replicate the forty three members' particular disciplines, but converse to the wider thematic factor of "fundamental psychology". one of the fields addressed are sensory tactics and conception, studying, motivation, emotion, cognition, improvement, character and social psychology. This paintings studies psychology's first century and goals to supply a clean perception on psychology because it enters its moment century.

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The Disciplinary Status of Psychology ill-suited both to quantum mechanics and the biological sciences: to the former because quantum mechanical events are inherently statistical and, therefore, violative of any universal law; and to the latter because biological phenomena are best explained by “functional” laws. The first objection misses the mark, for there is nothing in the deductive-nomological model that precludes laws covering inherently statistical events. T h e formal requirement is that scientific laws be universal.

It is perhaps the ultimate genius of the race! 76 The Disciplinary Status of Psychology If you are a psychologist or social scientist, test any systematic formulation of your choice (whether learning-theoretic, systems-theoretic, information-theoretic, cognitive-genetic, cybernetic or, indeed, phenomenologico-hermeneutic, or, just maybe, behavior-therapeutic) against the following “epistemopathic” peregrinations of the inquiring impulse. ) 1. ” 2. Single-principle imperialism. 3. Substitution of program for performance.

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