When I started my first psychology course I couldn’t understand the separation between the different subjects, or disciplines, in psychology. Developmental psychologists aren’t that much different from cognitive psychologists – they both study mental events and processes – but one almost never refers to the other. Why?
My first impression was that psychology’s disciplines were simply an historical accident, whose momentum had not yet dissipated. But a series of articles I discovered on unity in psychology began to open my eyes to myriad discussion about unity in psychology.
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Follow the search from the start:
- Unifying Psychology
- Unity: Gregg Henriques
- Unity: Psychology Defined
- Unity’s Enemy: Complacency
- Unity: Disorganisation in Psychology
- Unity: The Cognitive Revolution Unifies
- Unity: Fuzzy Terminology
- Unity: Psychology is the Mother of All Sciences
- Unity: A Noble Quest
- Unity: Avoiding Critical Reflection?
- Unity: Support From Cognitive Science
- Reflecting on Unity
- Unity: Toward a Useful Mass Movement