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:
Introduction to the special issue.
Candland, Douglas K.
Issue Editor’s foreword.
Charles, Eric P.
- Unified psychology based on three laws of information integration.
Anderson, Norman Henry
A natural science of behavior.
Catania, A. Charles
Psychology: The empirical study of epistemology and phenomenology.
Charles, Eric P.
Radical embodied cognitive science.
The fragmented object: Building disciplinary coherence through a contextual unit of analysis.
Clegg, Joshua W.
Pragmatic case studies as a source of unity in applied psychology.
Fishman, Daniel B.; Messer, Stanley B.
An ecological approach to psychology.
Evolving from methodological to conceptual unification.
Psychology unified: From folk psychology to radical enactivism.
Hutto, Daniel D.
Describing, explaining, and optimizing within-individual change across the life span: A relational developmental systems perspective.
Lerner, Richard M.; Agans, Jennifer P.; DeSouza, Lisette M.; Gasca, Santiago
A developmental evolutionary framework for psychology.
Lickliter, Robert; Honeycutt, Hunter
Perceptual control as a unifying concept in psychology.
Marken, Richard S.; Mansell, Warren
A personality framework for the unification of psychology.
Mayer, John D.; Allen, Jayne L.
Enaction and psychology.
McGann, Marek; De Jaegher, Hanne; Di Paolo, Ezequiel
The role of developmental psychobiology in the unification of psychology.
Michel, George F.
Unifying psychology through situational realism.
Petocz, Agnes; Mackay, Nigel
Comparative psychology as unified psychology: The case of curiosity and other novelty-related behavior.
Pisula, Wojciech; Turlejski, Krzysztof; Charles, Eric P.
Hermeneutic realism: Toward a truly meaningful psychology.
Slife, Brent D.; Christensen, Thane R.
Neorealism: Unifying cognition and environment.