Psychology's Compositional Problem

The primary purpose of this book is to document the pervasive ramifications of the compositional problem (the discipline's historical inability to define or give a technical specification to psychological phenomena) for the conduction of academic, experimental psychology at five levels of analysis: methodological, epiphenomenal, explanatory, metaphysical, and normative.

Included in series
Advances in Psychology


Published: January 1987

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-70115-2


  • ... Hillner emerges as a truly worthy opponent: he is articulate, succinct, and insightful, following the style established in his earlier History and Systems of Modern Psychology (1984). ... I would recommend this text for any advanced undergraduate, graduate student or professional seeking a theoretical framework for the task of integration.
    Hendrika Van de Kemp, Journal of Psychology & Theology


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