Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 561–567 | Cite as

Progressive psychiatry: A research agenda

  • Carl I. Cohen


It is possible to create a new research agenda based on an alternative perspective of human behavior and mind. After describing the theoretical tenets of this alternative perspective, illustrations of a new research agenda are presented. Such a research agenda would: (1) create new points of departure; (2) examine social relations underlying all variables; (3) more fully explore “unexplained variance;” (4) focus on the adaptive interaction of individuals within their world. Such research aims towards enhancing human uniqueness, action, and spirit.


Public Health Health Psychology Human Behavior Social Relation Research Agenda 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl I. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynBrooklyn

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