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Psychology, Science, And Human Affairs
Essays In Honor Of William Bevan

Edited By

Frank Kessel

ISBN 9780367300050
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
299 Pages

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Book Description

These original essays, written by prominent scholars, pay tribute to the work of William Bevan. In the course of his distinguished career, Bevan has exhibited an almost unique capacity to focus a clear-eyed, critical gaze on operating assumptions and actions—his own and those of others—and to initiate consequential, constructive steps forward, both

Table of Contents

A Journey at the Dangerous Edge of Things: Some Reflections on William Bevan's Legacy -- Philosophy and History -- The Human Agency of Science -- Taking Human Nature Seriously: Psychology and the Polity -- Metatheory in Psychology and a Psychology of Metatheory: The Case of William James -- Stargazing: James McKeen Cattell, American Men of Science, and the Reward Structure of the American Scientific Community, 1906-1944 -- Development, Mind, Body -- The Nature-Nurture Controversy in Social and Historical Perspective -- Bevan's Wisdoms -- Development and Adaptation: The Contributions of the MacArthur Foundation and William Bevan -- Context Defines Psychology -- Cognition, Psychodynamics, and Control of Experience -- Applications and Public Policy -- Expert Psychological Testimony About Eyewitnesses: An Update -- DSM-IV Process and Outcomes -- Organizational Management: A Point of View -- Scientific Freedom and Responsibility -- Why Behavioral Scientists Must Take Root in the Political Forest, and How They Can Find Their Way There -- Psychology Evolving? -- Psychology Has a Rosy Past, Present and Future -- Psychology Evolving: Linkages, Hierarchies, and Dimensions -- Afterword -- Appendixes

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Frank S. Kessel