Psychology's dilemma: An institutional neurosis?
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 1237–1241, December 2004
How to Cite
Katzko, M. W. (2004), Psychology's dilemma: An institutional neurosis?. J. Clin. Psychol., 60: 1237–1241. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20065
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2004
The term psychology refers both to an institutional discipline and to a subject matter. Henriques, in his article “Psychology Defined” (this issue) , emphasizes the second reference, and its focus can be sharpened by taking into account the first reference. On the one hand, epistemic progress in science is a dynamic process, which, as often as not, cuts across institutional divisions. However, on the other hand there are some problems of disunity that solely concern the institution. That the latter falls within the scope of the Tree of Knowledge is illustrated in how Henriques' “Justification Hypothesis” sheds light on the nature of institutional disunity. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol.