Religion and Science in Early American Psychology

Volume
Volume 15
Issue
Spring 1987
Title
Religion and Science in Early American Psychology
Abstract

Most texts in the history of psychology ignore American contributions prior to the appearance of Hall and James. This may be a function of the strong religious inclinations of the pre-Jamesians, but there is reason to believe their views were of significance to the later development of American psychology. The present article attempts to place the psychology of this time into historical-cultural context, and then explicate the nature of science during that period. The paramount place of religion in this philosophical psychology is discussed. Finally, the implications of these ideas for contemporary psychology are brought to the fore. The need for further attention to the work of these religious American philosopher-psychologists is emphasized.

Author
Dr. B. Spilka
Pages
3 - 9
Price
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