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Unity in Psychology: The Search Starts Here

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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, 2013) and several ebooks:

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