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dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Keith Alfred
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-07T20:46:51Z
dc.date.available2019-01-07T20:46:51Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14163
dc.description.abstractThe behavioural sciences are considered to be excessively fragmented both within and across disciplines. 'l'he case for this claim is presented, followed by analysis of special problems that confront the development of more unified, coherent behavioural science endeavour. It is proposed that man's status as an evolved biological entity be more fully explored both as a fundamental base from which diverse approaches can grow, and as an ultimate conceptual framework, or set of parameters, within which the various perspectives and formulations should cohere. The argument is developed that the most fruitful starting point in these terms is the exploration of man's basic processes and organization at the bio-psychological level of analysis. Brief investigation of (Skinnerian) behaviourism as a paradigm provides the opportunity for specific demonstration of value, as broader bio-psychological formulations are considered to enable : (a) more satisfactory treatment of anomalies that have developed relative to this paradigm, without loss of the real gains accrued from its development as such (b) productive links to be established with formulations hitherto perceived as 'opposing' (c) the development of more directional, comprehensive theoretical status in what has been an essentially pragmatic development.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectBehaviorism (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleReintegration and synthesis in the behavioural sciences : justification, a possible basis and some demonstration of feasibility : a thesis ... for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Psychology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophy (M. Phil.)en_US


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