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Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance
A fascinating glimpse of what science & medicine might be like if we could work to "re-humanize" them. Maslow contrasts humanistic science with value-free, orthodox science & offers a new knowledge paradigm to replace classical "scientific objectivity". This eBook edition is brought to you by AbrahamMaslow.com & contains the complete 168 page text of the origin ...more
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
(first published 1966)
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Maslow hopes to transform the personality of the orthodox scientist, using selected tools of psychoanalysis, in order (i) to enhance the knowledge of the external world (to improve science), and (ii) to include the knowledge of the internal world into the scientific purview (to expand science). There are many fine thoughts and ideas, but one wonders about whether these thoughts and ideas can be put to work in any systematic or institutionalised way.
In 1908, Abraham H. Maslow was born, the first of seven children, to immigrant Russian Jewish parents, in New York City. He received his BA in 1930, his MA in 1931 and his Ph.D in 1934, all in psychology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maslow taught full time at Brooklyn College, then at Brandeis, where he was named Chair of Psychology in 1951. Maslow, a humanist-based psychologist, is ...moreMore about Abraham Maslow...