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Fine, R. (1958-1959). The Logic of Psychology. Psychoanal. Rev., 45D(4):15-41.

(1958-1959). Psychoanalytic Review, 45D(4):15-41

The Logic of Psychology

Reuben Fine, Ph.D.

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The recent presidential address to the American Psychological Association by Dr. Lee J. Cronbach9 on the Two Disciplines of Scientific Psychology, may some day come to be seen as a momentous turning point in the history of our science. The two disciplines are experimental and correlational (or observational) psychology; both of these, Cronbach states, are essential branches of psychology, and both must be given due weight in a unified science.

Objections to such a point of view have come historically from the experimentalists who (cf. Hull19) have held that theirs alone is the approach which deserves the name of true science; observational methods are at best ad hoc adjuncts to real science. This experimentalist-behaviorist attitude is the one that has generally prevailed in American psychology for the past three or four decades.

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