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Introduction to Scientific Psychology

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Part of the book series: NATO Science Series B: (NSSB)

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We humans are faced with an interesting problem: That which we think we un­ derstand the most-our own behavior-we probably understand the least. On the eve of a new millennium. the planet is beset by a host of problems that are. for the most part. caused by human behavior. Ironically. although it seems that the greatest impact of our behavior is on the planet and its other inhabitants. we may actually be threatening our own future the most. For example. we have caused untold harm to the air we breathe. to the water we drink. and. by exten­ sion. to much of the food we eat. More important perhaps. we have created a so­ ciety in which. among other things. many people are anxious and depressed. young women starve themselves. and alcohol and cigarette use are responsible for hundreds of thousands of cases of illness and death every year. And humans still murder one another at an astounding rate. while at the same time continu­ ing to affirm the value of human life. At a time when it is critical that our chil­ dren become educated. more and more children are not learning the basic skills they will need to think logically so that they can begin to solve the world's problems. The question may be not "Can the planet survive?" but. rather. "Can we humans survive and change our own destructive actions?" Although many scholars. philosophers.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Scientific Psychology

  2. Behavioral Causation

  3. Applications of Scientific Psychology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Western New England College, Springfield, USA

    Henry D. Schlinger

  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA

    Alan Poling

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Introduction to Scientific Psychology

  • Authors: Henry D. Schlinger, Alan Poling

  • Series Title: NATO Science Series B:

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-306-45728-9Published: 31 May 1998

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4899-1895-6Published: 29 June 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4899-1893-2Published: 21 November 2013

  • Series ISSN: 0258-1221

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 388

  • Topics: Clinical Psychology

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