A much needed macro level view: A commentary on Henriques' “Psychology Defined”
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Defining Psychology: Articles and Commentaries on a New Unified Theory (Part 1)
Volume 60, Issue 12, pages 1223–1226, December 2004
How to Cite
Gilbert, P. (2004), A much needed macro level view: A commentary on Henriques' “Psychology Defined”. J. Clin. Psychol., 60: 1223–1226. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20062
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2004
To develop greater coherence, psychology must develop its macro and integrative approaches to the mind. In this illuminating paper, Henriques (this issue) outlines the kind of thinking that is needed. He skillfully illuminates the levels of emergence of mind from the material world and argues that the recursive self-regulative abilities of self-awareness set us apart from other animals. The interaction between an evolved mind, adapted to pursue strategic goals, while also being phenotypically shaped by both environment and our recently evolved cognitive competencies, is a core focus of psychology. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol.