J. R. Kantor
University of Akron Press
This book is concerned with the processes whereby human organisms develop their cultural traits as part of their general psychological personalities. Basically, cultural processes consist of the interbehavior of developing organisms with the many institutions that mark a particular community or civilization. Cultural personality consists of the enhancements of biological nature. The contents of this volume mark a radical departure from the many varied systems that have been historically developed by sociologists, psychologists, and philosophers under the term social Psychology. Separate chapters of this volume are devoted to perspectives of biology, anthropology, as well as psychology.
Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984) was a prominent systematic psychologist who organized scientific values into a coherent system of psychology. From the interbehavioral perspective, self-actional causes, whether fictional events (e.g., mentalism) or fictional powers attributed to otherwise actual events (brain as cause of behavior), are anathema to the science of psychology. He is the author of a number of books on general logic, psychology, and the logic of science. He has also published numerous articles in scientific journals. Among his publications are The Logic of Modern Science, Psychology and Logic, and The Aim and Progress of Psychology and Other Sciences.