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Psychological Comments and Queries

J. R. Kantor

306 pages
University of Akron Press
J.R. Kantor, founder of The Psychological Record and its editor for the first five volumes, returned to its pages in 1968 as an essayist under the carefully maintained nom de plume of Observer. The Record had become the principal organ of the school of Interbehavioral Psychology, which he had established, and its universe of interests has continued to expand. The Comments and Queries which Kantor selected for republication in the present volume present his assessment of many trends and problems in contemporary psychology. Furthermore, in them his wide-ranging and integrative thought deals with the place of psychology in the broad range of psychological and philosophical endeavor.
Author Bio
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.