The "grubo" psychology: Or, can a science over 95 be happy without reductionism?
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Seeks to rebut the argument implicitly advanced by Razran that "brain behavior conditioning" is the only complete approach to behavior theory. It is felt that such a rebuttal is needed because the pendulum again has begun to swing toward physiologizing in psychology. It is argued that: (1) the problems of psychology and physiology are often not the same, having different historical origins, and consequently the types of explanation for behavior that are sought will often be different; and (2) there is no logical or empirical basis for asserting that behavioral explanations are less basic or complete than physiological explanations. Thus, it is proposed that a nonreductionist approach to psychology is at least as vital as a reductionist approach. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1966 American Psychological Association.
Silverstein, Albert. "The "grubo" psychology: Or, can a science over 95 be happy without reductionism?." Psychological Bulletin 66, 3 (1966): 207-210. doi:10.1037/h0023656.