Nature of progress in scientific psychology

This chapter presents you with a good opportunity to give a history of science lecture (see Lecture 3.2). In addition to discussing Kuhn's (1962) classic work, you may want to draw on Reuven Dar's (1987) article in the American Psychologist. You might contrast the classic model of how science progresses with James Burke's depiction in his book and 1978 PBS film series "Connections." Finally, to illustrate that psychology is an interplay between hunch, logic, and data, have students read and then discuss a chapter from William James's Principles of Psychology.


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