Psychology in Cognitive Science: 1978–2038
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
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Topics in Cognitive Science
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 328–344, July 2010
How to Cite
Gentner, D. (2010), Psychology in Cognitive Science: 1978–2038. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2: 328–344. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2010.01103.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Received 23 December 2009; received in revised form 17 May 2010; accepted 17 May 2010
- History of Cognitive Science;
- History of Psychology;
- Future of field
This paper considers the past and future of Psychology within Cognitive Science. In the history section, I focus on three questions: (a) how has the position of Psychology evolved within Cognitive Science, relative to the other disciplines that make up Cognitive Science; (b) how have particular Cognitive Science areas within Psychology waxed or waned; and (c) what have we gained and lost. After discussing what’s happened since the late 1970s, when the Society and the journal began, I speculate about where the field is going.