Unity in Psychology: Possibility or Pipedream?
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Psychology is becoming an increasingly specialized but fragmented field. Forces within psychology and society at-large have tended to push psychologists apart. It will take a concerted belief in the importance of unity to combat these forces and mend psychology's splintering image.
Unity in Psychology: Possibility or Pipedream? examines the opportunities for psychologists to come together and unify. A distinguished group of contributors share their common belief that, at some level, the fragmentation of psychology is a mistake. There is a "cure," namely, an approach that emphasizes studying psychological phenomena from a variety of different perspectives. There is nothing new in this idea. On the contrary, it has been around for many years. Williams James certainly was a unified psychologist!
Unity in Psychology: Possibility or Pipedream? will provoke psychologists to examine the forces that define the field and take an active role in shaping the future.
- Unifying the Field of Psychology
—Robert J. Sternberg
- Unification Through Diversity
—Florence L. Denmark and Herbert H. Krauss
- Case-Based Studies as a Source of Unity in Applied Psychology
—Daniel B. Fishman and Stanley B. Messer
- The American Psychological Association and the Search for Unity in Psychology
—Raymond D. Fowler and Merry Bullock
- Scientific Psychology: Should We Bury It or Praise It?
- Paradigm Lost, Paradigm Regained: Toward Unity in Psychology
—Gregory A. Kimble
- Unification of Professional Psychology Through Social Relevance
—Ronald F. Levant
- Paradigms, Narratives, and Pluralism in Undergraduate Psychology
—Thomas V. McGovern and Charles L. Brewer
- Unification in Theory and Method: Possibilities and Impossibilities
—Joseph F. Rychlak
- A Road to, and Philosophy of, Unification
—Arthur W. Staats
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This volume is a decidedly pertinent resource for coursework in the history and foundations of psychology. Highly recommended.