Wheat and Tares: Responding to Vande Kemp and Other Revisionists

Volume
Volume 15
Issue
Spring 1987
Title
Wheat and Tares: Responding to Vande Kemp and Other Revisionists
Abstract

In her reaction, Hendrika Vande Kemp (1987) joins other critics of psychology in arguing for a new psychology. The authors believe, however, that psychology developed as a science because it was productive and that more subjective methods will gain respectability only through similar productivity. In her critique, Vande Kemp creates a circular argument by suggesting that the authors'€™ position lacks a proper historical/philosophical perspective, and she underestimates the sophistication of those with whom she disagrees. Finally, the authors disagree that there is no point in arguing with the most conservative anti-psychologists, since they may be having a disproportionate influence on public perceptions of psychology.

Authors
Dr. J.D. Foster and M.F. Ledbetter
Pages
27 - 30
Price
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