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The Definition of Psychology

Nature volume 141, page 997 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



THIS volume gives a very good account of the growth of the conception of psychology through the years, from the early days through the work of Titchener and up to the most recent work of the behaviourists and finally the Gestalt school. Psychology is becoming more objective and standing more on its own feet with less dependence on physiology. It is more genetic and comparative, and occupies itself more with individual differences, and with abnormal psychology. There is a strong flavour of behaviourism about the author's views, tinged with a respect for the Gestalt school.

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