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Author Uttal, William R.

Title The immeasurable mind : the real science of psychology / William R. Uttal
Edition First edition hardcover
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007


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Description 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Lexicographica scientific : what is a science that it might be called psychology? -- Principia scientifica : a search for general scientific principles -- Mathematica psychologica : what is the role of mathematics in psychology? Principia psychologica : a search for the fundamental principles of psychology -- Credo psychologica : one psychologist's view of his science
Summary "In The Immeasurable Mind, William R. Uttal surveys the psychological terrain from several different points of view. By exploring the practices and procedures of the bona fide sciences - mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and related fields - he reflects on the historical difficulties psychology has had in establishing its place in the scientific pantheon." "Drawing on the work of philosophers, psychologists, and scientists, including such notables as William James, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, and many contemporary scholars, Uttal makes a compelling case that psychology is indeed a science, but only within certain limits. The complexity of human behavior and of the human mind does overshadow the ease with which other sciences can quantify and then qualify data. Yet Uttal concludes that the behaviorist model offers the best hope for a science of psychology."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Science and psychology.
Psychology -- Research.
LC no. 2007007859
ISBN 9781591025252 alkaline paper