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Beyond Behaviorism





ISBN 9781138641341
Published May 31, 2018 by Routledge
222 Pages

 
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Originally published in 1988, this title explores and contrasts means and ends psychology with conventional psychology – that of stimuli and response. The author develops this comparison by exploring the general nature of psychological phenomena and clarifying many persistent doubts about psychology. She contrasts conventional psychology (stimuli and responses) involving reductionistic, organocentric, and mechanistic metatheory with alternative psychology (means and ends) that is autonomous, contextual, and evolutionary.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Psychology as Protoscience  2. Subject Matter  3. Origins  4. Consensible Reality  5. Acts as Raw Materials  6. Means and Ends  7. Contingencies  8. Radical Behaviorism  9. Organism and Person  10. More on Persons  11. Structure and Content  12. Means-End Interpretation  13. Stimulus-Response Psychology  14. Final Comments.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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