Annals of Theoretical Psychology, Volume 2

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Joseph R. Royce, Leendert Mos
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 1984 - Psychology - 376 pages
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As such things happen, several manuscripts in the present volume were under review prior to the ones that appeared in Volume I of the Annals. A major difficulty encountered in the preparation of these volumes apart from working up to three years in advance of publication-is elic iting appropriate commentary. If this format is to succeed, the com mentary must be both engaging to the reader and satisfying to the author. It is not yet clear how successful we have been in this regard and, indeed, we do not feel bound to publish commentary with each manuscript that is accepted for publication. Nevertheless, we do invite readers' commentaries on published materials. The contributions by Jan Smedslund and Benjamin Wolman in this volume have been through an inordinately long publication lag. We have been in receipt of both manuscripts since early in 1981 and Dr. Smedslund, especially, has since clarified and advanced his views else where in print. K. B. Madsen and Joseph Rychlak submitted their man uscripts in the fall of 1981 while Michael Hyland and J. Philippe Rushton had first drafts of their manuscripts accepted for publication in the fall of 1982. We are grateful to our contributors for their expressed com mitment to the Annals and assure potential contributors that the delay in publication is a mere matter of getting the series off the ground.
 

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Contents

Toward a Theory of Individual and Group Differences in Personality and Social Behavior
1
The Arduous Climb from Plausibility to Proof
49
Sociobiology Personality and Genetic Similarity Detection
59
Interaction between Biological and Cultural Factors in Human Social Behavior
67
Reply to Commentators
73
Psychoanalysis as a Scientific Theory
83
The Biological Origins of Psychological Phenomena
95
Structure Function and Meaning
101
Sound Theories and Theory Soundings
211
But Discretion Were the Better Part of Valor
225
Reply to Commentators
235
What Is Necessarily True in Psychology?
241
What Is Remarkable in Psychology?
273
On the Limitations of Commonsense Psychology
279
It Aint Necessarily So1
287
Reply to Commentators
295

The Heuristic Value of Freud
105
Reply to Commentators
111
The Nature and Challenge of Teleological Psychological Theory
115
Teleology Is Secondary to Theoretical Understanding in the Moral Realm
151
On Reasons and Causes
157
Ours Is to Reason Why
165
Reply to Commentators
171
A Quantitative Estimation of the Testability of a Theory
185
Logic and Psychologic of Science
203
A Theoretical Perspective
303
An Alternative Perspective
329
Persons Situations Interactions and the Future of Personality
339
Interactionism and Achievement Theory
345
Interactionism and Control Theory
355
Reply to Commentators
359
Author Index
367
Subject Index
373
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