Annals of Theoretical Psychology: Volume 2 by Joseph R. RoyceAnnals of Theoretical Psychology: Volume 2 by Joseph R. Royce

Annals of Theoretical Psychology: Volume 2

EditorJoseph R. Royce, Leendert P. Mos


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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.
Title:Annals of Theoretical Psychology: Volume 2Format:HardcoverDimensions:390 pagesPublisher:Springer US

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306416921

ISBN - 13:9780306416927

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Table of Contents

1.- Sociobiology: Toward a Theory of Individual and Group Differences in Personality and Social Behavior.- Sociobiology and Differential Psychology: The Arduous Climb from Plausibility to Proof.- Sociobiology, Personality, and Genetic Similarity Detection.- Interaction between Biological and Cultural Factors in Human Social Behavior.- Group Differences, Genetic Similarity, and the Importance of Personality Traits: Reply to Commentators.- 2.- Psychoanalysis as a Scientific Theory.- The Biological Origins of Psychological Phenomena.- Structure, Function, and Meaning.- The Heuristic Value of Freud.- Psychoanalysis as a Scientific Theory: Reply to Commentators.- 3.- The Nature and Challenge of Teleological Psychological Theory.- Teleology Is Secondary to Theoretical Understanding in the Moral Realm.- On Reasons and Causes.- Ours Is to Reason Why.- Precedents and Professors-The Struggle Over Common Ground: Reply to Commentators.- 4.- The Hypotheses Quotient: A Quantitative Estimation of the Testability of a Theory.- Logic and Psycho-logic of Science.- Sound Theories and Theory Soundings.- ... But Discretion Were the Better Part of Valor.- The Hypotheses Quotient: Reply to Commentators.- 5.- What Is Necessarily True in Psychology?.- What Is Remarkable in Psychology?.- On the Limitations of Commonsense Psychology.- It Ain't Necessarily So.- Psychology Cannot Take Leave of Common Sense: Reply to Commentators.- 6.- Interactionism and the Person × Situation Debate: A Theoretical Perspective.- Theoretical Divergences in the Person-Situation Debate: An Alternative Perspective.- Persons, Situations, Interactions, and the Future of Personality.- Interactionism and Achievement Theory.- Interactionism and Control Theory.- Objectives and Questions in Personality Research: Reply to Commentators.- Author Index.