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Unifying Psychology; The Review of General Psychology & APA

Get the latest ideas about how to unify psychology in this month's special issue

This month's issue of the Review of General Psychology is a special issue on Unifying Approaches to Psychology. I highly recommend it!

The issue features 19 brief statements that move us towards a more unified field. Most importantly, the articles are not speculative pipe dreams; they are introductions to already existing and already productive interdisciplinary approaches also, later this week at the APA convention in Hawaii several of the authors, and anyone else who is interested, will be getting together in the Division 1 Hospitality Suite for a two-hour luncheon to discuss next-steps now that the issue is out (Friday August 2nd, from noon to 2). The ever-brilliant Daniel Hutto has generously offered to serve as host. The table of contents is:

  1. Introduction to the special issue.

    Page 123

    Candland, Douglas K.

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  • Issue Editor’s foreword.

    Page 124

    Charles, Eric P.

    1. Unified psychology based on three laws of information integration.

      Pages 125-132

      Anderson, Norman Henry


    2. A natural science of behavior.

      Pages 133-139

      Catania, A. Charles


    3. Psychology: The empirical study of epistemology and phenomenology.

      Pages 140-144

      Charles, Eric P.


    4. Radical embodied cognitive science.

      Pages 145-150

      Chemero, Anthony


    5. The fragmented object: Building disciplinary coherence through a contextual unit of analysis.

      Pages 151-155

      Clegg, Joshua W.


    6. Pragmatic case studies as a source of unity in applied psychology.

      Pages 156-161

      Fishman, Daniel B.; Messer, Stanley B.


    7. An ecological approach to psychology.

      Pages 162-167

      Heft, Harry


    8. Evolving from methodological to conceptual unification.

      Pages 168-173

      Henriques, Gregg


    9. Psychology unified: From folk psychology to radical enactivism.

      Pages 174-178

      Hutto, Daniel D.


    10. Describing, explaining, and optimizing within-individual change across the life span: A relational developmental systems perspective.

      Pages 179-183

      Lerner, Richard M.; Agans, Jennifer P.; DeSouza, Lisette M.; Gasca, Santiago


    11. A developmental evolutionary framework for psychology.

      Pages 184-189

      Lickliter, Robert; Honeycutt, Hunter


    12. Perceptual control as a unifying concept in psychology.

      Pages 190-195

      Marken, Richard S.; Mansell, Warren


    13. A personality framework for the unification of psychology.

      Pages 196-202

      Mayer, John D.; Allen, Jayne L.


    14. Enaction and psychology.

      Pages 203-209

      McGann, Marek; De Jaegher, Hanne; Di Paolo, Ezequiel


    15. The role of developmental psychobiology in the unification of psychology.

      Pages 210-215

      Michel, George F.


    16. Unifying psychology through situational realism.

      Pages 216-223

      Petocz, Agnes; Mackay, Nigel


    17. Comparative psychology as unified psychology: The case of curiosity and other novelty-related behavior.

      Pages 224-229

      Pisula, Wojciech; Turlejski, Krzysztof; Charles, Eric P.


    18. Hermeneutic realism: Toward a truly meaningful psychology.

      Pages 230-236

      Slife, Brent D.; Christensen, Thane R.


    19. Neorealism: Unifying cognition and environment.

      Pages 237-242

      Tonneau, François

    Eric Charles, Ph.D., runs the research lab at CTRL, the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, at American University.


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