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Discusses the finding of L. T. Benjamin et al that many high school students who wanted to study psychology in college had an inaccurate view of the field of psychology. Results are presented from a survey of 194 teachers in secondary schools that assessed the impact of a 1977 New Jersey law...
Reviews attempts to define consciousness and suggests that scientific theory is the best method to explore this concept. The following 7 definitions of consciousness from the are discussed: joint or mutual knowledge, internal knowledge or conviction, awareness, direct awareness, personal unity,...
Presents a series of studies designed to investigate 3 major aspects of the peer-evaluation system. 299 editors and editorial consultants for 9 major psychology journals were surveyed for opinions about the desirability of article characteristics. Dimensional structures for evaluation were...
Documents Köhler's struggle to preserve the Psychiatric Institute of the University of Berlin from the influence of Nazi authorities from 1933 to 1935. It is suggested that, after the Nazi takeover, the young generation of German Gestalt psychologists was effectively wiped out. (3 ref)
Argues that psychology training programs must be internationalized if the field is to avoid becoming the study of Western behavior. Examples from the 1st author's training experience are used to illustrate problems confronting students from developing countries. Strategies for implementing a...
Comments on the article by S. West and S. Gunn concerning ethics and social psychology and argues that debriefing does not ensure that tensions aroused during an experiment will be reduced so that the S will not experience any long-term ill effects.
The provocative and discouraging results of the Gottfredson (1978, this issue) article on the reliability and validity of journal reviews prompted us to examine our experience with this Journal. Our casual impression was that independent reviewers often agreed on their ratings of a manuscript's...
Calls for editorial criteria for scientific reporting, based on the reading of S. Scarr and R. Weinberg's article on IQ test performances of Black children. The article exemplifies reasonable scientific procedure followed by unreasonable social commentary that carries the illusion of scientific...
Criticizes S. West and S. Gunn's summary of some problems with experimentation and evaluation of alternative investigative methods because West and Gunn seem to base their analysis on arguments represented by the humanistic critics.
Provides an update of V. E. Schein's findings and a reassessment of women's role in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
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