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Toward a cybernetic psychology

Toward a cybernetic psychology Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the relationship between cybernetics and psychology. Design/methodology/approach – The paradigms of cybernetics are reviewed and then applied to psychology. Findings – Applying the paradigms of cybernetics to psychology provides a conceptually coherent account of what is a psychological individual. Originality/value – It is of value to bring conceptual coherence to the discipline of psychology, which, thus far in its history, has lacked it. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Kybernetes Emerald Publishing

Toward a cybernetic psychology

Kybernetes , Volume 40 (9/10): 11 – Oct 18, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0368-492X
DOI
10.1108/03684921111169369
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the relationship between cybernetics and psychology. Design/methodology/approach – The paradigms of cybernetics are reviewed and then applied to psychology. Findings – Applying the paradigms of cybernetics to psychology provides a conceptually coherent account of what is a psychological individual. Originality/value – It is of value to bring conceptual coherence to the discipline of psychology, which, thus far in its history, has lacked it.

Journal

KybernetesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 18, 2011

Keywords: Cybernetics; Psychology; First‐order cybernetics; Second‐order cybernetics; Paradigms

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