The Cognitive Revolution in Psychology

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Guilford Press, 1986 - Psychology - 443 pages
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In the last quarter century, academic psych ology has undergone a major intellectual shift of power: from the ruling tenets of behaviorism to those of cognitive theory....This book represents one of the first comprehensive attempts to explain this theoretical shift....A useful text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses."
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Contents

Introduction Scientific Psychology in Search of a Framework
1
The Cognitive Revolution as a Change in the Metatheory of Psychology
4
Scientific Revolutions and the Importance of Shared Frameworks
10
A Source of Insight and Blindness
12
The Adolescence of Psychology
14
Behaviorism The Rise of an Objectivist Psychology
19
The 19thcentury Background
29
Wundt Titchener and James
38
The Role of the Theoretical Imagination
144
The Computational Metaphor and the Role of Experiments
146
Persuasion by the Respectable Experiment
157
Behavioristic Responses to the Cognitive Revolution
186
Adapters Persuaders and Nucleators
195
Leadership in the Cognitive Shift
198
An Evolutionary View of the Cognitive Shift
223
Beyond Methodolatry
237

The Revolutionary Impact of John Watson
39
Behaviorism after Watson
55
Clark L Hull and Kenneth W Spence
57
Edward C Tolman
61
The Heir of John B Watson
62
The Crisis of Hullian Theory in the Early 1950s
66
Psychodynamics and Other Alternative Models for Psychology
69
A Vindication of Behaviorism?
74
The Seeds of Change
80
What Did Behavioristic Psychology Achieve?
81
In Defense of Behaviorism
85
A Defense of Radical Behaviorism
92
A Spirited Defense and Criticism
99
Evolution Rather than Revolution
110
Behavior Therapy in the Clinic
122
The Cognitive Revolution The Rise of a Theoretical Psychology
141
Protocognitive Psychologies
142
The Triumph of Behaviorism in the Clinic
143
Cognition in Historical Perspective
253
The Persuaders No nbeha v ioristic Psycho legists
270
Crystallizing the Cognitive Revolution
273
Nonbehavioristic Trends in American Psychology
284
The Rhetoric of Scientific Revolutions
299
The Vital Invisible Role of Scientific Isolates
315
The Nucleators Contributors from Outside Psychology
337
The Formal Inadequacy of Behavioristic Theory
338
Psycholinguist and Philosopher of Science
351
Pioneer in Cognitive Science
361
Cognitive Science and the Future of Psychology
381
Toward an Integrated Psychology A Summary and Critique
395
Radical Neo and Clinical
396
Some Conclusions about Scientific Psychology
405
Toward an Integrated Psychology
415
References
419
Index
435
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