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The Psychological Record

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 273–277 | Cite as

Psychological Events as Integrated Fields

  • Linda J. Hayes
  • Mitch J. Fryling
Theoretical Article

Abstract

J. R. Kantor had an exceptional career with great implications for the philosophy of science and science of psychology. The present commentary provides an overview of Kantor’s construction of psychological events as integrated fields. In doing so, specific attention is given to constructs and events in general, and in the domain of psychology specifically. Related topics, such as the subject matters of the various sciences, are also considered. The unique, multi-factored field nature of Kantor’s psychological event construct is highlighted and contrasted with more common constructions in the field of behavior science. The implications of Kantor’s psychological event for scientific investigation are considered.

Keywords

Interbehaviorism Interbehavioral psychology Multi-factored field Psychological event 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

The manuscript does not describe research with either human or non-human subjects.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology/296University of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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