Static laws in a dynamic psychology?

Authors

  • Hubert J. M. Hermans,

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    1. Psychological Laboratory, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • University of Nijmegen, Psychological Laboratory, Department of Clinical Psychology and Personality, P.O. Box 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Han Bonarius

    1. Markant Psychological Services, Leersum, The Netherlands
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Abstract

In reply to Lamiell's (1991) criticism, we argue that his notion of nomothesis reflects a Newtonian, mechanistic notion of lawfulness and that his otherwise justified attack on the individual differences paradigm is an overreaction to an era that is dominated by this paradigm.

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