Psychology's Compositional Problem


  • K.P. Hillner

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.
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Book information

  • 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