Unifying psychology: A scientific or non-scientific theory task?

Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 18 (1):70-79 (1998)
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Comments on the review by Stephen Yanchar of the current author's book, "Behavior and Personality: Psychological Behaviorism." The past fifteen years has seen an accelerating growth of interest in psychology's fragmentation and the importance of unification, in a manner that did not exist before. Stephen Yanchar is one of the contemporary leaders in the unification movement, with a focus on philosophy, to which he has been contributing important works. Yanchar's philosophy , fundamental understanding of what psychology is and should be, conception of unifying psychology and, as we will see, his agenda for the field of theoretical and philosophical psychology, are quite different from those of my philosophy of unified positivism and theory of psychological behaviorism . Thus, although this has not been made clear, Yanchar's review is based on a philosophical position that really does not accept psychology as a science. 2012 APA, all rights reserved)



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