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Studied a career development questionnaire completed by 37 male psychologists, and SVIBs which they completed on 3 occasions between 1927 and 1968. Test and retest profiles for the sample were similar over the 40-yr period, but interest in strenuous activities and in activities requiring...
Defines and delimits the area of inquiry in hypnosis, i.e., the topics to be investigated regardless of explanatory theories. 4 such alternative explanations are presented and compared, showing how they variously deal with the interpretation of experimental and clinical evidence. (66 ref)
Discusses the importance of time perspective in considering expectations about the numerous programs that have been mounted for minority and disadvantaged groups, particularly blacks. 2 positions are specifically questioned: (a) the relatively quick upward change expected in the intellectual and...
Examines 2 methodologies of hypnosis and the possible sources of artifact in each-M. T. Orne's real-simulating model and W. C. Coe's operational paradigm. Each method is applied to a theoretical issue in hypnosis (i.e., the problem of explaining the relationship between hypnotist and S during...
Comments on K. C. Mace and H. D. Warner's (1973) study purporting to assess the extent of agreement among psychologists in their rating of journals. The authors criticize the initial selection of journals, the rating procedure, and the selection raters.
Comments on data from K. C. Mace and H. D. Warner (1973) indicating that a substantial number of psychology department chairmen rated the and the as poor or just adequate. The validity of the ratings may have been affected by rater familiarity with the journals.
Suggests that K. C. Mace and H. D. Warner's (1973) ratings data of psychology journals say more about the orientation of departmental chairmen than they do about the journals' professional reputations.
Asserts that W. B. Weimer (see PA, 50:2081) has convincingly shown that Chomsky does not need to restrict his intellectual lineage to Cartesian rationalism, but might as well trace it all the way down to the dualistic idealism of Plato. Chomsky's impact on theory is also discussed.
Responds to B. Coates's (1973) suggestion for a National Board of Examiners in Psychology to limit the number of candidates for available job vacancies. To create a national board of psychology to limit employment may not be in the best interests of either psychology or the public in general.
Suggests that because consumer psychologists customarily deal with large-scale survey data, they are in a position to test hypotheses at a much higher statistical significance and on more representative populations than is common in the small-scale studies which characterize most of the...
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