An historian on social psychology
AbstractReviews the book , by H. E. Barnes (1925). This volume is an interesting and valuable piece of work in that it gives a succinct statement of the more important developments in the field of social psychology. One feels, however, that Mr. Barnes fails in being sufficiently critical. He does not, for example, seem to be entirely conscious of the extremely hypothetical nature of much of the work in social psychology. He does not evaluate it with sufficient harshness in the light of the scientific method. One cannot but hope that Mr. Barnes will follow up his interesting and suggestive discussion with a more careful analysis of the problems and conflicts arising out of the union of psychology and the social sciences.