A Century of Psychology As Science by Sigmund Koch, David E. Leary PDF

By Sigmund Koch, David E. Leary

ISBN-10: 155798171X

ISBN-13: 9781557981714

This reissued variation (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 individuals' particular disciplines, but communicate to the wider thematic factor of "fundamental psychology". one of the fields addressed are sensory techniques and belief, 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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In reifying the notions of function and adaptation, the discipline has been incapable of addressing phenomena that do not lend themselves to functionalistic and survivalistic interpretation. A surprisingly constant picture records modern psychological thought, whether it takes the form of the Freudian tension between the reality and pleasure principles, or the vaunted “law of effect,” or that recent narrative that calls itself “sociobiology. ” O n these and similar construals, the organism (or person) is part of a herd, itself driven by the single impulse of the success of the species.

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As a purely empirical enterprise, modern psychology has added an immense amount to the world’s store of factual knowledge, and for this it can expect support and enjoy a measure of pride. Were the discipline to do no more than organize and render more precise even the most commonly and abidingly understood principles of human psychology, its standing would be at least on a par with anatomy. But although it is true that all knowledge begins with classification, it is also true that all explanation goes beyond classification.

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