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In 1936 a group of young psychologists in the East organized a Society of Experimenting Psychologists that was to become known as the Psychological Round Table. The group was run by a self-perpetuating body of 6 members called the autocratic minority. Attendance was by invitation only. Invitees...
Suggests that L. H. Silverman's article on psychoanalytic theory fails to confront an important ethical issue raised by the research it reviews. It does not appear that the Ss' informed consent was acquired before participation in the research. A response from Silverman is also presented.
Proposes a broader approach to research in human development that focuses on the progressive accommodation, throughout the life span, between the growing human organism and the changing environments in which it actually lives and grows. The latter include not only the immediate settings...
Discusses the practical problems involved with implementation of the 1973 court ruling that would ensure equitable wage compensation for patient workers and the conflict with US Department of Labor recommended procedures. Techniques are developed that would enable state institutions to determine...
Lasser's concern about the ethics of conducting research in which psychopathology is intensified is fully justified and one that I have spent considerable time reflecting on. There were two relevant references (Footnotes 9 and 14) in the Silverman (1976) article, but to do justice to the ethical...
Responds to V. E. Bixenstine's (1977) critique of W. W. Tryon's article on models of behavior disorder. The formal analysis paradigm from which Tryon operated is restated, and the way in which Bixenstine operated from the different phenomenology paradigm is demonstrated.
Comments on the model of behavior disorder of W. W. Tryon , agreeing that a systematic examination of the binary combinations of P. J. Woods's taxonomic classes of operant conditioning is of potential profit. However, Tryon has leapt from this beginning far too rapidly into models of behavior...
The Israeli kibbutz has attracted the attention of social scientists, especially psychologists, as a unique social experiment that offers a laboratory for studying the effects of variations in child rearing on personality development. The present article reviews (a) the history of the kibbutz...
Exp I examined problems in the textbook representations of the Mueller-Lyer illusion (MLI) by conducting a survey of 18 psychology textbooks randomly selected from the author's bookshelf. Results show a systematic distortion of the MLI so that the line that is supposed to appear longer actually...
Briefly describes some origins, characteristics, and functions of scientific–humanistic and transcendental belief systems, including their effects on the attitudes, values and behavior of their adherents. It is suggested that the paradox that transcendental experiences of the unity of the...
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